A NEW YEAR
(What will you do with it?)
It is officially 2018. Oh My Goodness! Where does time go? It was just yesterday that we were celebrating the beginning of 2017. Hopefully you accomplished everything you wanted to accomplish in 2017 BUT now it is time to move on and look ahead at what 2018 can bring.
I am not one to set New Year’s resolutions because if I am honest I must tell you that I never keep them. For that reason, this year I am striving to do one thing and one thing only. KEEP MY EYES ON JESUS.
Hebrews 12:2 states it very plainly and paraphrased by me. “Let me strip off every weight that slows me down, especially the sin that so easily trips me up. And let me run with endurance the race God has set before me. I do this by keeping my eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects my faith.”
In this crazy world you might wonder how to do this and the only way is to build a relationship with Jesus. Yes it is great to attend church, read your Bible and pray BUT are you building that one on one relationship with Jesus?
You’ve gotta spend time with Him. Don’t just read your Bible; let Jesus talk to you through your Bible. Don’t just say a prayer; talk to Him from your heart and then let Him talk. Don’t just go to church; go to church expecting to meet with Him. Build a relationship with Him.
2018 can be a great year if you keep your eyes on Jesus.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things on earth
Will grow strangely dim
In the light of His
Glory and grace