As we come to the end of another year, and are about to enter into a new one, we get to reflect on 2019 — reflect on the negatives and the positives — maybe think about the things that went well and the things that didn’t go well. We get to think about what we could do better in the coming new year and what we believe we did that helped us, helped others.
The choices we make are in our hands, nobody else’s. We get to choose what we do and don’t do. We get to choose whether or not we take care of our responsibilities. Some of us will be sad to see 2019 end, while others will be glad to start over in the new year. Either way, we all have choices to make.
Serving God, honoring God and His word, should be a choice we all make — to be more dedicated to the things of God, to seek Him first (Matthew 6:33). He can make all the difference in our world. But again, your choice. God tells us to choose life, His word, His ways. Jesus said, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4 NKJV).
So, no matter how you view 2019, let’s purpose to seek God, be a doer of His word like never before, and put Him first in every area of our lives. I believe 2020 will be the year of perseverance. We need to persevere in seeking and serving God, and we will see Him move in our lives in a greater way than we have seen before.
So, as you reflect on 2019, look at and take note of the areas you have grown in; and, most of all, always be thankful and grateful to God.
Just a thought,
Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 @ 7:39 AM CDT
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