As we are starting our new year we are again forced to look forward. Forced to look at a new year and ask, “What does the new year hold for me? For my family? For my church? For my city?”
It’s a good thing! We can close the door on past failures and problems and start fresh!! Each change of the calendar causes people to take assessment of their lives, careers, relationships, spiritual lives, even their bodies! (haha) That is why the new year is so full of resolutions. I know, I know. Most people never keep them. But think of this, how many people make changes in their live that never make a resolution? None. We have to resolve to change and a new year is a great time to do that.
One of the best things we do is start each year with fasting and prayer. It refocuses us on God, reestablishes prayer as a priority, buffets the flesh (not buff-A you hungry fasters, buff-ett) and gets us looking forward to a better new year.
I resolve this year to put God first in every are, work less, delegate more, blog weekly, finish school, get healthy, enjoy my family more, give more money, and reach 3 more people for Jesus.
How about you? What are you looking forward to?