It is on that note that i begin my first post of 2013;starting the year with Christ Jesus.
2012 has been gone for three days now and with it, went our past, mistakes, shortcomings and failures. I urged you to be thankful for the surprises that sprung on you, to be thankful for life itself, for friends and family and every other blessing you could count in your life.
2013 on the other hand, has come with a lot of promises, hope, and desires. Regardless of what i might have written in my last post of 2012, i know people still went ahead to write down numerous resolutions and a list of to do things they hope to accomplish before this year too, draws to a close. But like i said, that list would be worthless if we do not start the year off on the right note.
And what better way to start the year than with Jesus Christ Himself. 2Timothy 3:16-17 says 'All scripture is given by inspiration of God,and is profitable for doctrine,for reproof,for correction,for instruction in righteousness,that the man of God may be complete,thoroughly equipped for every good work.' which basically means that the Bible exist as a guide for us to follow through reading,and from it we get all lessons we need in life and it is all we need to accomplish every good plan in our lives.
Joshua 1:8 also says 'This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth,but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.For then you will make your way prosperous,and then you will have good success'. This scripture is the simple recipe to success in life and the one we should hold close to our hearts this new year. For whatever resolutions or plans we may have in our minds or on our list, it is imperative to dwell on the word of God day and night because only it guarantees our prosperity and success with all those plans.
Finally Psalm 119:105 reads 'Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path'. Whatever path or direction we want to walk this year, be it the path of financial freedom, good health,knowledge and wisdom, prosperity, we have to ask God to be the lamp to our feet and be the light that shines bright on our path.
For if we practice what these scriptures say, no matter the resolutions we aim at, we are guaranteed they will be fulfilled and completed because we walked with Christ. What ever our dreams and aspirations for this year, we have to decide to start the year right. And starting the year right means starting it with Jesus Christ, staying grounded in the Word, reading the Word often,meditating on the Word and praying constantly.
The best way to ascertain that there is no repeat of 2012's mistakes and failures is to make sure that we begin 2013 with the Word, with Jesus Christ.We have Christ's blessed assurance that whenever and wherever we call His name, He will always answer us.
So let us make it a point of duty to always call on His name before we embark on any journey this year,to seek His consent before arriving at any decision, to seek His counsel when faced with a difficult situation, to pray to Him always regardless of the circumstance we find ourselves in, because sure His goodness will follow us all the days of our lives.
This year is another chance we have been given to be better versions of ourselves, to be better husbands, wives, children, workers,bosses, friends but most especially to be better Christians.To live a life of example,worthy to emulate by non-believers. And we can only best do that if we walk, eat, start and end the day with the Word and with Christ.
It is never easy in this fast-paced world we live in to find time for the Word or to commune with Christ.But if we have time to go to the movies, to cook, to eat,to work and whatever else that we do, then we certainly can squeeze in time for our Creator. Five minutes a day makes all the difference in the world.
I wish you all the best for the year 2013 but i wish you especially a better relationship with our Maker,so that through Him, all of our hopes and wishes may turn into reality. Once again, Happy New Year.