I love the new year! I love the feeling of freshness and new beginnings and opportunities. The change of the time from day to night and season to season, month by month, year by year is deliberate on the part of our Creator to break up the monotony and give us new and fresh perspectives. My challenge to you this new year is not a new year’s challenge but an all year challenge. This is the year when you drop the new year’s resolutions for new life resolutions. Just turn over a new page in your life and make the changes you need to make. Drop the diets for lifestyle changes. Use your time for the things that matter most and honor God.
And a challenge that is dear to my heart as I have done it for the past few years is to ask God for a theme Bible verse or passage and song that you and your family can claim all next year. This means that no matter what happens you, and your family will hold on to this promise and remind yourselves of it all year long.
For example, all through the past year, we have held on to Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing will be impossible”. Another version says, “For no word from God will ever fail.” And believe me, it was a God-inspired verse to claim because we have seen the impossible become possible this year. God has been faithful through trials.
So, get down on your knees and ask God for that verse and that song that He wants you to have for your family this year and then hold fast to it. As you maintain that spiritual focus as a family, you will find yourselves more joyful amidst challenges and the peace of God at work in your hearts and home. Remember God promises to keep us in perfect peace as long as we remain focused on Him and trust in Him.
Love and Blessings