There’s something that comes with a new year…. a fresh new perspective!
You have hope that you can start over and make better choices and end up better off than you were the year before. I believe that when people look at the new year it is a breath of fresh air where they truly believe that they can start anything. It’s a clean slate. A do-over. A new beginning.
And when I think about a brand new start with Jesus Christ and the new life, it correlates with the feelings of what January 1 brings.
In the Bible it says that when we receive Jesus Christ we become a new creation in Christ Jesus. The old things pass away, they go away, they disappear. And all things become new. The old things are everything we have done in our lives up to that point of saying “yes” to Jesus. You know those choices you made that weren’t so good? The shame and guilt you have felt because of it? Can you believe that God, by His Spirit, can take it all away? Can you dare to believe it? Sounds too good to be true, but it is. That’s what Jesus does! He takes all the weight, pressure, guilt, and shame from us and places it on Jesus. Then, he gives us a fresh look on life and even His Spirit to walk fresh in Him.
When this takes place we are truly able to walk and enter in to a brand new life. One where we believe we can start over and start fresh and now we have someone who can help us.
Receiving Jesus Christ is the greatest thing that anyone can ever do in their life.
And until you experience it,
you can’t quite get it.
But I believe that this year is going to mark a great awakening and an unfolding of the mysteries of God to his people. It is his good pleasure to give us the kingdom of God. All that he is and all that he has created is for us to take pleasure in.
As I reflect on this year, I believe that it truly is going to be a year where the scripture unfolds that he can do exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ever ask or think or we can require of him. I believe things are going to transpire that we did not even have a clue to ask for but he has already pre-destined it from the beginning of the earth. And the kingdom of God is going to advance!
My question is are you where you need to be?
If the answer is yes, then go after it was all that you have and realize that there is not one person that can hold you back from fulfilling what has been placed inside of you.
If the answer is no, then I would like to encourage you to find someone to help you understand what God‘s kingdom is all about, receive Gods perfect love for you, receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, then find a church home, get plugged in and experience a life like you’ve only dreamed.
A life with God is the best life that could ever be lived. It is a life where if you have much , you’re happy, your filled and satisfied and if you have little you’re happy, your filled and satisfied because there is nothing in this world that you will ever achieve or have in your possession that matters. You realize, God is your success. It is what you have inside of you that you carry with you everywhere you go! And the best part is He will NEVER leave you or forsake you, He will be with you, even to the ends of the earth!
Happy New Year. Now what do you want it to look like? Seek God first, and you can have it.