I actually love the week in-between the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The emphasis on true love–agape, sacrificial love–is the perfect backdrop for the New Year. And the New Year doesn’t feel like starting over…it feels like a fresh start. And it is! The truth is every day is fresh and new.
We don’t need the calendar to move us forward…but it sure does help focus eyes on the future, doesn’t it?
AND REMEMBER WHAT THE CROSS GIVES IN RETURN!
Ephesians 1:7 is a great verse to go to for that reminder! IN HIM, we have forgiveness of sins and redemption through His blood according to the riches of God’s Grace.
Think about what that means. In Christ, we are secure and significant. We are citizens of heaven. We have a spirit of power and love. We have all the grace and mercy we need–just for the asking! God chose us! He is at work completing what He began in us! doesn’t that make you excited for the new year…and for each new day in it?
May you shine for Him in incredible new ways in the coming year! He has equipped you…use what He has given and rejoice in Him!
Come back tomorrow for one of my favorite tips on growing in faith!