Have you been struggling with the fact that 2016 has come and gone? Are you frustrated with unmet goals and failed resolutions from last year?
Guess what? A fresh beginning in Jesus Christ awaits all of us, anytime we choose to accept it. We each have a choice to either fret over missing the mark from the past or focusing on today. Since we can’t do anything to change the past, let’s zero in on the present.
How would you answer this question: “What is your New Year’s resolution?”
I usually throw this question to the wind. But as I have gotten older, God has changed my perspective. Whether for the New Year or anytime, it is imperative to set goals that first strengthen our relationship with Jesus. Let me share three foundational steps for approaching your New Year’s goals:
- Ask God to show you a verse or block of scripture you can adopt. Finding the verse God has waiting for you as a family is like a treasure hunt. It is so much fun!
- Now that God has given you your family verse, let all your resolutions stem from this scripture. Ask God to help you identify goals for you and for your family. Filter every moment of the day through Jesus – your thought life, actions, attitude, and more.
- Live out the verse God has given you so you can live in victory with Jesus. God wants us to have a blast serving Him. Make it fun and exciting for you and your family to seek God every day. Try to incorporate your verse during special holidays or occasions throughout the year as well.
Don’t worry about missed New Year’s resolutions; instead, consider starting fresh on the day that represents love to all.
Wash away the past, live in the present! Pick a focus verse and put it into action.
If you are looking for a beautiful way to display your verse for the whole family to see, a custom canvas is a great idea! Ruth Simons from Gracelaced does gorgeous work!