New Year’s Prayer

Lord, we rejoice that You came and are coming again. We rejoice in Your reign. We are so grateful that You lead us from here to eternity if we will but seek to follow. Oh, Lord God, this is indeed our intent.  Holy Spirit, come with increase and be our Helper. Our eyes are for You alone. In Jesus' name, Amen
Lord, we rejoice that You came and are coming again. We rejoice in Your reign. We are so grateful that You lead us from here to eternity if we will but seek to follow. Oh, Lord God, this is indeed our intent. Holy Spirit, come with increase and be our Helper. Our eyes are for You alone. In Jesus’ name, Amen

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2015

Light of the world, You came into our darkness to show the way back home. Here in this time and place where we seasonally come forth from the celebration of Your birth and move through the shortened winter days into the seemingly ordinary of what our culture calls the New Year, we look to You to light our way. There in the place of eternal rest to which You call us, we will have no need for sun or moon for You will be our eternal Light, illuminating all of heaven at all times for all of us. But for now, we are still on our individual journeys together back to You and we need You to lead for You are Shepherd and You alone know the way (for You are the Way). We can do nothing on our own without You. In You all things live, move and have their being and all things belong to You. No amount of well-intended resolutions to try to improve ourselves amount to anything if You are not with us, guiding us and enabling us to accomplish that which You set us on earth to do. As festive decorations once again begin to be placed in boxes to lie in wait for the next annual Christmas celebration (should it be Your plan for us to still be gathered this side of heaven), we continue to celebrate You, the Light of the world, the Source of all life and our reason for living. We look with the excited anticipation and expectation of children for how You will expand Your kingdom more this year in this often forlorn and hurting place. We consciously pledge allegiance to You once again and defer our will (what we think best) to Yours. You alone are God. There is no other. Thus we know Your plan and Your will to actualize it are better than our own. Have Your way with us again this year, Lord. Use us more. Help us to value how You can use us where we are, not just where we think we should be. By Your Spirit, work in our hearts to increase our trust in You so that we can be more at rest in You, and thereby receive the great, unending outpouring of Your peace and love which is there waiting if we will just seek to grab hold of it. We are like children and need You to guide us. Thank You, that You are and for all the blessings which are to come—both in good circumstances and bad—as we continue to journey through this lesser place (in this temporal life) to Your eternal, infinite, unfathomable more. We welcome You into our New Year!!! In Jesus’ name, Amen

NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM

God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. 
http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com
 

   

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Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email elizabeth@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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