New Years is hours away for some and has already begun in other parts of the world for others. Many of us made it, and for some the day didn’t come. Be thankful God kept you when the new year comes. Let the new year be a time where you reflect on not what you may not have or didn’t get throughout the year but let it be a time where you thank God for blessing you to see another new year.
Many of you will make New Year’s resolutions that in most cases may fail. God’s resolve are many that began with Christ Jesus and does not fail. God’s resolve is good and is everlasting. The gift he has given you in Christ Jesus. Christ is everlasting.
God resolves to never leave you alone, to meet every need, clothes on your back, and shoes on your feet. He will supply a roof over your head, food to eat, a place to lay your head to sleep. If God be for you, who can be against you? Thank you Jesus! God’s resolve will always be with you.
We all have gone through something. And many of us have survived. It’s not because of us but because of God’s grace we were undeserving of. The storms of life can flow like a river and may cause you to drown in fear or sorrow. God will calm the raging sea and see you through the storm with hope for tomorrow. Whatever you may have gone through, it did not destroy you. God has a plan. It’s designed for your good. God sent it to develop you. There may have been insurmountable trials, coupled with disappointments, illnesses, and setbacks. But your still standing tells you God is not through with you yet.
Many of you may become comfortable with where you are now. And at some point you will become satisfied. God will take you from a place of complacency just as you are and will transform you into the person he wants you to be. It will be between you and Him, not you and me. And when he does, you can’t take everyone with you where God is taking you. Some people cannot travel along on the journey with you. You’ll meet new people along the way. It’s all part of God’s plan to fulfill his purpose. He will have his say. When God moves you, don’t bring old habits from the past into the place God takes you from. Move on with new things leaving old things behind where God moves you from.
Start the New Year right. Resolve to honor and glorify God. Commit. Let past failures motivate you. Pray for wisdom. Rely on God’s strength. Make a decision to let go of the things that hinder you from moving forward and walk in your destiny. Be the best you can be.
Don’t let a day go by that you forget to pray consistently for others. Pray for me too. “As for me, I vow that I will not sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you” 1 (Samuel 12:23). We are not promised today or tomorrow. Live each day as if is your last. And remember, only what you do for Christ will last.
Happy New Year! From my family to yours, have a safe, wonderful, and blessed New Year!
Be blessed! -JD
Philippians 3:12-14 “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)