Well, here it is… the end of the year 2015 is upon us. During this time, many people are looking to the new year. Many of which already have resolutions set in place.
And that brings us to today’s Life Lesson:
Maybe you’re one of those people. Is your resolution the ever popular weight loss goal? What about having a plan to get out of financial debt? No doubt, the new year is a great time to start fresh and better ourselves for the sake of others, our families, and ourselves.
However, I want to help you step into the new year with what could be the most important new year’s resolution ever. That is, to deepen your relationship with God.
Before you step into this new year with your goals and resolutions in mind, I want you to pause and take a moment to look back at all you have been through this year.
Celebrate the wins. Learn from your losses.
But most of all, ask yourself this question: “Am I closer in my walk with God now, than I was at the start of 2015?”
You see. When we are closer to God than we were yesterday, that means we are constantly seeking His presence.
The Bible promises us in James 4:8 that if we, “draw near to God, He will draw near to us.”
Darkness cannot live in the light of Christ and sinful habits disappear.
Now, thats not to say that old habits wont try reintroducing themselves to you or that life with Christ here on earth will be filled with rainbows, flowers, and unicorns.
John 16:33 shares Jesus’ words, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
But I invite you to take 29 minutes and listen to this message I shared back in 2013 and apply it to your current year.
I truly believe that this message form the Bible is the very foundation of our Christina faith. When we make the effort to draw closer to God each and every day, all the other things will fall into place. You will strive to be healthier, you will strive to use your finances correctly, you will strive to better yourself in your relationships. Why? Because Jesus is all about those things.
I hope you enjoy this message titled, abide.
I hope it becomes the foundation for your new year that you can build upon.