“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind” (Isaiah 65:17).
Happy New Year! We are at the last Verse of the Day for 2022. The next time we see each other it will already be 2023!
It’s funny how the New Year always seems to present us with an opportunity for a reset. I want you to prayerfully consider your “reset.” How can you live your life in such a way that honors Christ and honors who he saved you to be?
Everything you are today is the result of all your past decisions. The people who are a blessing, the people who are a curse, the place you find yourself in life…all of this is the product of the decisions you made in the past.
C. S. Lewis wrote, “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
I love that! There is nothing we can do about our past. It’s done. However, should you and I start making more God-honoring decisions, we can write a completely different ending.
What a gift. God is giving us 2023 so that we might be more like him.
So, as we enter the last weekend of 2023, consider committing to these three things:
- Worship – Worshiping Jesus on the Lord’s Day will be non-negotiable. Wherever you are you will find a house of worship to worship the risen Christ.
- Small Group – Studying and reading the Bible with others in small groups. You will grow and have opportunities to put into action what you are reading and studying in relationship with others in small groups.
- Service – Commit to serving God through his church and ministry opportunities. Find where your passions and your giftedness connects with a need.
I pray that 2023 will be a fantastically God-honoring year for you!
Happy New Year!!!