Hallelujah, a brand new year is ahead of us!! A year to start things and finish things. A year to look forward to daily blessings and be a blessing to others. A year of new beginnings and new challenges. A year to mend fences with those who you may have a grudge against. A year to move on and try new things. It is exciting. A year to wake up each day and say 'this is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!'(Psalm 118:24). We all have a good deal to look forward to. A year to have a positive attitude. What will 2011 have in store? I always love the New Year. It is a time to look forward to what is ahead and take stock of what we need to change.
Isaiah 43:19 is a great verse for the New Year. It says, "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." This is a time you can let go of things that are keeping you from being closer to God and start new habits to get you nearer to the Lord. Remember when we knowingly do things that make the Lord sad we only give the devil a foothold. Human nature wants our own way but we should seek God's way.
Why not start 2011 by reading Psalm 1 since it is day 1? And do not forget to pray daily and never give up. God is there for you when others run out. Happy New Year!
PRAYER: Dear Lord convict us in 2011 of those things in our lives that displease you. Help each of us Lord to want to be closer to you and make it a priority in this new year you have given us. Help us number our days so we use them wisely. We know all we have is from you. Thank you for family and friends. Help us never forget our blessings. In Jesus Name. Amen.