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God's Hope for His People

by Robert J. Young
©, 2002, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

In Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster writes, "Our tendency is highly to overestimate what we can accomplish in one year and highly to underestimate what we can accomplish in ten years. Set realistic goals but be willing to dream, to stretch."

In the coming year, let us challenge one another to stretch. With clean slates, facing new opportunities, exuberant in the freshness of beginning again, relishing second chances after frustrating failures, we anticipate a year in which we trust God to wonderful, powerful things in this church. We will pray, God will provide. We anxiously wait to find out what God will do through us and to us.

May we reaffirm our desire to be about what God is about. Consider three descriptions that reflect his hope for us.

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Last updated January 8, 2002.