2020 – A New Beginning!

So, we begin a new year – a year of new beginnings! It’s like having a blank canvas right before our eyes and we’re the artists who will paint something beautiful.

The beginning of anything usually seems fresh and exciting but what happens when we get settled in and revert back to our old ways – the ones we endeavored to change by making New Year’s resolutions?

Many of us will make “resolutions”, hoping to keep them. But is that what it’s all about? What should we be doing at the beginning of this new year, and to some, a new decade? It was just ten years ago we embarked on a new millennium and look at all that’s happened in just ten years!

Actually, this is a time to reflect on all the blessings of the Lord and how He faithfully kept us in trying times and in the good times. And if you feel short-changed in the blessing department, know that the blessings are always out there – more than you can think, know, or imagine. But – they’re only accessed by faith. God isn’t stingy. He has more blessings for you than you can ever use on planet earth. And if that doesn’t light your fire, as they say, your wood is wet!

Let’s look at some appropriate new beginning scriptures that I hope will be an encouragement to you.

Colossians 3:17 (KJV) 17  And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

 If we abide by this scripture by doing everything we do in the name of the Lord Jesus, it would virtually, do away with New Year’s resolutions because we would be doing what pleases the Lord and that’s what we ultimately want.

I recall an incident that Keith Moore related about a man who wanted to quit smoking. Brother Keith gave him this scripture and told him to confess it every time he lit up a cigarette. Well, fast forward and in about two weeks, the man had lost all desire to smoke and was completely delivered! Praise the Lord!

 Colossians 3:23 (KJV) 23  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Here’s another scripture that will help you in all you do, whether at work, home, or out and about. Yes, there are any number of tasks, requirements, obligations, etc. that we deal with, some pleasant and some not so pleasant. But, if we do everything as unto the Lord, not unto those around us, it would make a huge difference in our attitude and ultimately affect us for good. And that’s what we should want, right?

Be yourself and let God change you into what He has for you.

2 Corinthians 10:12b (AMP) 12  However, when they measure themselves with themselves and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding and behave unwisely.

Let’s be all that God has for us to be and fulfill His plans for us. There’s no better or satisfying place to be than right smack in the middle of God’s will.

Happy New Year and may the blessings of the Lord chase you down and overtake you!

2 Corinthians 10:12b (AMP) 12  However, when they measure themselves with themselves and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding and behave unwisely.

Pamela

 

Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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