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A New Day Dawning
Praying that you will enjoy a year of health, harvest, and happiness

cfaith Partner Letter
January 2011

Over the past few weeks, I visited several different websites, blogs, and Facebook pages and enjoyed reading people's views and opinions concerning the new year. As you might expect, most people were optimistic, happy, and looking forward to the next 12 months.

But not everyone....

Sadly, I also came across many other comments which were filled with doubt, fear, or another reservations pertaining to the new year. Then I stumbled upon this poem:

It's only the beginning now
A pathway yet unknown
At times the sound of other steps
Sometimes we walk alone

The best beginnings of our lives
May sometimes end in sorrow
But even on our darkest days
The sun will shine tomorrow

So we must do our very best
Whatever life may bring
And look beyond the winter chill
To smell the breath of spring

Into each life will always come
A time to start anew
A new beginning for each heart
As fresh as morning dew

Although the cares of life are great
And hands are bowed so low
The storms of life will leave behind
The wonder of a rainbow

The years will never take away
Our chance to start anew
It's only the beginning now
So dreams can still come true

(by Gertrude B. McClain)

Trials of Life
Unfortunately, all of us have experienced what it is like to 'walk alone' at various times in our lives. And things considered 'best beginnings' are not supposed to end in sorrow, but sometimes they do.

So what should you do then? How are Christians and faith-filled Believers supposed to act when our lives don't quite line up with our prayers and confessions?

What do we do when our outlook or expectation about tomorrow—let alone the next 12 months—is not as positive as it should be?

You continue to stand. And never lose hope.

"...that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore...."
- Eph. 6:13-14 NKJV

"And his name will be the hope of all the world."

- Matt. 12:21 NLT

We need to remember that God is always with us, even in our times of trial (Luke 22:28). Beyond that, the Bible says that when our faith remains strong through our trials it will produce much praise, glory, and honor on the day when Christ is revealed to the whole world (1 Peter 1:6).

Whether you are one who is excited or reserved about 2011, I encourage you to step out boldly into the new year with hope and high expectations. Draw your happiness and strength from the Lord and never stop trusting in Him for all that you and your family may need.

Resources to Help
You will find more hope and encouragement within the cfaith website. Therefore, I encourage you to soak your faith with cfaith's 24/7 supply of free teaching articles, daily devotionals, and on-demand sermons. Our ministry is dedicated to providing you with spiritual tools and resources to help you in your walk with God.

Here are just a few examples of the powerful resources available to you and your family at cfaith:

The Power of His Touch (article) by Lynne Hammond

The Hope of Our Salvation (audio) by David Shipman

Overcoming Setbacks (video) by Keith Butler

*Note: You need to be logged into the cfaith website in order to hear or watch media teachings

Thank You
Memberships to the cfaith website increased 38 percent in 2010. Throughout the year, cfaith ministered to 261,000 guests from 194 countries! More than four million daily devotional emails were sent.

These are just a few of the 2010 ministry accomplishments which were made possible by your faithful support. Thank you for sowing your resources of prayer and financial support into the ministry of cfaith.

Together, we will continue to reach souls around the globe with the life-changing message of faith in God's Word.

It is my prayer that 2011 will be a year of health, harvest, and happiness for you and those you love. And remember: "It's only the beginning now, so dreams can still come true."

In His ongoing service,

Jeffrey Litfin
ministry operations leader

Author Biography

Jeff Litfin
Web site: Generations Legal Services
As a Certified Estate Planner, Jeff works side by side with our attorney partners to provide each client with professional and comprehensive solutions. As our face to the client, Jeff utilizes his 30 years of public speaking, corporate communications, and business management experience to make the estate project process seamless. Jeff conducts GLS estate planning workshops and takes the lead role in client engagement. Clients appreciate Jeff's ability to take complex legal topics and explain them in an easy-to-understand manner. No one helps families and individuals navigate the Bermuda Triangle of estate planning (legal, finance, and tax) better than Jeff. In addition to his CEP certification, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from North Central University and a Minnesota Life, Accident, and Health Insurance license.

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The online ministry of cfaith has been helping people discover faith, friends and freedom in the Word since 2000. Cfaith provides a unique and comprehensive collection of faith-building resources for the worldwide faith community.

At cfaith, you can strengthen your faith and deepen your understanding of the Word of God by digging into the vast collection of teaching articles, streaming audio and video messages, and daily devotionals. No other website offers such a unique and extensive collection of spiritual-growth resources aimed at helping you grow in your knowledge of the Word.




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