I love new beginnings! What a blessing to ring in the new year with you! I always look back and think…”Whew! I made it through another one without any major health issues, deaths in the family, etc.” I know. Sounds like it’s all about me, right? Sorry about that. Actually, it’s all about HIM! What a joy to anticipate all of God’s goodness, mercy, and faithfulness ahead. We can be confident that God’s decisions and ways are greater and wiser than ours and that we will see His glory in 2014 and beyond! (Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand His decisions and His ways! Rom. 11:33)
Let’s not just blindly flip our calendars. Let’s enter into this new year with excitement and new hearts and minds.
Let’s not just wander from month-to-month. Let’s enter each month searching for ways to be more obedient, kind, faithful, joyful, and active in others’ lives.
Let’s not just live from day-to-day with no direction. Let’s run at life equipped with our Bibles, our faith, and our God.
Let’s press on and run to win (1Cor. 9:24).
Let’s be finishers–not just starters. (Phil. 3:14).
Let’s release those things in life that are slowing us down and keeping us from a mighty pursuit of God (Heb. 12:1).
Let’s remain faithful to the end (2 Tim. 4:7).
He is worth it and, as children of God, our lives are worth it.