New year, New beginnings.

Happy New Year!

How many times did you say or write this phrase over the last few days?

What did you mean when you wished someone a happy new year? Was your heart wishing them well in the upcoming new year? If you did not include a wish that they grow closer to God this year then you missed out on blessing them thoroughly.

2 Corinthians 5:17

The new year  gives us all the opportunity to start fresh in all aspects of our lives. The idea that the old year, with all it’s trials and tribulations has passed away and we now have greater knowledge and wisdom to deal with this years ups and downs is refreshing. However, if we fail to use this opportunity to renew our commitment to The Lord, we may not enter into our true blessing for this new year.

Jeremiah 29:11

When you trust in the Lord and give Him your heart, it frees your mind and allows you to live day by day instead of constantly worrying about the future.

Isaiah 43:18-19

If you allow the Lord to take control of your life, you will be blessed. Not only with the peace that passes all understanding. This peace comes from the assurance that if you are living your life as a testimony to God, no matter what happens, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings is in charge.

Matthew 5:16

Not only will your new commitment to serve the Lord give you peace, your accelerated spiritual growth will give you greater insight into all aspects of your life. Problems which without God may have seemed insurmountable, will become more easily solvable or inconsequential once you have Jesus in your heart.

Romans 13:11-13

Hebrews 10:24-25

I’m sure that you may have made a few new year’s resolutions these past few days. Please make sure to add the most important one of all: a commitment to greater spiritual growth through improved dedication to God.

2 Peter 1:3-10