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Many times, the first weekend of the new year is one of the lowest attended Sundays of the year. With the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holidays, many people need an extra day to recover, and Sunday becomes that day. The family is gone, the house is a wreck, traveling has left us depleted, we’ve eaten more than we should have, and our bank accounts may have taken a hit from all of the gifts we purchased.

This year is unique in that the new year begins on a Sunday (January 1st), and it represents the start of something new. C.S. Lewis once said, “You can’t go back and change the beginning. But you can start where you are and change the ending.”  This quote reinforces the prophesy of the prophet Isaiah which reads, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV).

I don't know what your 2016 looked like, but this Sunday I believe I have a message designed specifically for you. I believe God is challenging us to give Him the first of our new year. If you are traveling, you can watch online. If you stay up late on New Year’s Eve, you can come to the 11:45am. Whatever you do, don't miss this powerful day as we start our new year in the presence of God. We are beginning 2017 with a series called “Make Room.” This is no ordinary series. We will be seeking God and beginning a 21-day fast on January 8th as a church. I can’t wait to see you here.

For more information about the fast, and to sign up for daily devotionals from our pastoral staff during your fast, visit us at www.victory.church/makeroom and sign up today.

 

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