2015 is coming to a close. It’s a chapter of our lives that will never again be relived. Now is the time that the world encourages everyone to make resolutions, dream big, make new goals, etc. The world realizes that new beginnings and starting afresh are beneficial things for us humans. To some extent, I agree. Starting afresh, readjusting, hitting the reset button, are things that we should do on occasion. We can definitely get stuck in bad habits and I do think that God has created us with that sort of desire to start anew. But I think instead of making it a yearly thing, why not a daily thing?
Lamentations 3:22-24 says, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
We fail every single day. Therefore, we are in need of God’s mercy and compassion every single day. So because God’s compassions are new every morning, we must (by His strength), refocus our mind and heart to serving Him every single day. Walking with the Lord is a daily journey, not a yearly one. So as great as it is to start a new Bible reading plan, start serving in your home church more, or start up a bible study with friends at the beginning of the new year….don’t wait. Do those things anyways (as the Lord leads) whether it’s January or December!
But why? Because like Lamentations says, God’s compassions towards us are new every day not every year. So let’s serve Him every day of our lives. Don’t wait until January to make that resolution.
So my New Year’s Resolution is also my daily resolution: to know God more and to make Him known. Each day of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and so on, I want to grow in my knowledge and love of my Savior. And in turn, I want to share that knowledge and love with those I come in contact with, whether believer or unbeliever. I encourage you to do the same. 🙂
Colossians 1:9-12, “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and long-suffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.”
Follow Jesus this year, and every year after. 🙂
Happy New Year!!!