As we say goodbye to 2023, and welcome in the New year of 2024, we need to take a moment and reflect on our lives. Did the things that happened to us last year make us Stronger? Weaker? What did we learn? What happened to last year’s New Year’s resolutions? How can we make it better in 2024? Let’s take a look at these tough questions.
Did the things that happened to us last year make us Stronger or Weaker? We are all affected by everything that happened last year. Maybe some things like… bought a new house, a car, got married, found a new job, or had a baby, just to mention a few good things. How about these… a family members death, loss of your job, a divorce, an auto accident, and health problems just to mention a few. Some will say 2023 was a terrible year while others will say It was a great year. In Romans 8:28 tells us “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Notice in the scripture it says ALL things, not some or a few things but ALL things work for the good of those who love God. The key to this scripture is “to those who love God.“
There’s an old saying that “Every cloud has a silver lining.” Yes, bad things happen to us all, but it’s how we react to them. My Friends, what kind of year you have depends on your attitude. Do you look for the silver lining in the storm clouds? Or do you just see the dark grey color of doom. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.”
Being a Christian doesn’t mean we will have a life of ease. In fact, the Devil never bothered me until I was saved. The moment I gave God control of my life the battle began. In John 16:33 Jesus tells us, “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation but take courage; I have overcome the world.” If 2023 was a bad year for you and you want 2024 to be better… Don’t let Satan defeat you. Sure, you’re going to have troubles and hard times, but you can still have peace that only a relationship with Jesus can bring.
In conclusion… This is the time of the year we make New Year’s Resolutions to change our life. Most of them concern this world, like losing weight, finding a new job, more time with family, to name a few. Please don’t forget your spiritual life. Maybe it’s to read the bible more, tithes, attending more services, daily devotions, pray more, just to name a few.
Let’s make a resolution to change our spiritual life. This all starts by having a relationship with God. Do you have that relationship? Maybe you need a closer relationship with the Lord. There’s no better time than right now.
Please… if you don’t know Christ or have fallen away, please pray… Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and rose again. Tell God you are sorry for your sins and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Let’s make 2024 the Best Year of Your Life. I pray that God will bless and keep you in New Year.
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com or the form below.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16