What’s Your New Year’s Resolution for 2015?
Now that we are 5 days into 2015, how it is going? Have you experienced 5 consecutive days of meeting your goal? Have you had an 80% or 60% success rate (4/5 days or 3/5 days of meeting your goal)? To be honest I typically refrain from making New Years resolutions entirely. The reason is because it’s easy to create a New Year’s resolution during a time of inactivity and rest and then when the regular routines return – when the busy-ness overtakes the relaxed schedule, the resolution will not fit into an already-fixed schedule and the resolution is easily forgotten.
This year I want to make my 2015 resolution today because today is my first day back in my routine. If you have not made your own resolution, why not join me? My 2015 year’s resolution is to learn better how to trust God’s daily leading – in a more faithful and dependent way. I have much to learn about trust and dependency on God. Though God has been absolutely faithful to me and my family, I find myself easily defaulting to dependency on self when I cannot see His immediate plan and when challenges come. In 2015 I want to live more faithfully in my daily trust of God – in my personal life and professional life.
And so to start my resolution today, I want to testify of my trust in God because of His immense faithfulness in ‘making a way and providing streams’ for my family and I over the holidays. I want to testify that God is good and His goodness endures forever. I want to testify that God reigns, He is leading, guiding, encouraging and standing right beside me. He is God and God alone and He is able to provide in every way.
I invite you to join me resolving to make 2015 ‘the year of dependency and trust’ in God. And I invite you to share with me, as I share with you (and share with others) – how God is teaching you to trust and depend on Him. May we be victorious, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to achieve our 2015 resolution! Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things. Do not dwell on the past. 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 stream in the wasteland.”
In His Mighty Hands,
ELEMENTARY SWIMMING PROGRAM: As part of our physical education program the elementary students will be taking swimming lessons at the Shouldice Swimming Pool beginning on Tuesday, February 24th. Lessons will be every Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks, ending on Thursday, March 12th. Permission forms were sent home before the school break and are to be returned by this Friday, January 9th. Parent volunteers (with a police clearance on file with CWAA) are needed to assist students in the dressing rooms. Please let your child’s teacher know if you’re able to help.
FINAL CITRUS ORDER FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR! If you have not yet placed your January citrus order, please do so by tomorrow, TUESDAY (January 6) at 12 noon. Navel oranges, grapefruit, Mandarins, variety packs, and Honeybell citrus are available for order. This is a fundraiser for the 2015 CWAA Mission Trip. Click the button below to access a printable order form. Please contact CWAA office with your order.
MISSION TRIP WEBSITE: The 2015 CWAA Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic is a short-term mission project arranged between Chinook Winds Adventist Academy and Maranatha that is open to CWAA students in grades 10 to 12. If you would like to follow along with information about the trip, please visit missiontrip.cwaa.net.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Jan 17 Seek & Serve Ministry
Jan 19 School Board Meeting 7 pm
Jan 21-28 Secondary Midterm/Final Exam Week
Jan 28 End of Secondary Term 2 (Report Cards Feb 4)
Jan 29-30 Teacher Professional Days / Organizational Days (No School)
What has God done for you today? How has He blessed you? How has He taken care of you? Have you taken some time to think about all that He has done for you? “If we would but think of God as often as we have evidence of His care for us we should keep Him ever in our thoughts and should delight to talk of Him and to praise Him” (Steps to Christ, p. 102).
Pastor Brent Wilson