Monday, 1 January 2018

Come Away

Welcome to 2018.

In the last few hours of 2017 I spent some time thumbing through my bible trying to find a theme to define the New Year. Would it be a Year of New beginnings or of Resounding praise? Would it be the Year of Restorations or Healing?

As I read through verses in the book of Isaiah, I was inspired by the tenth chapter,” …that you may know me and believe me.” God’s desire is to have a stronger relationship with his children in this new year. He wants us to seek him with all our heart, to discover for ourselves who he really is.

Who is this God you worship? How well do you really know him? Is he the God of your fathers, therefore your faith is somehow inherited? Is he the God they taught you about in Sunday school? Why is he your God? Why do you believe him? My single mission this year is to rediscover God, to learn more about him and to build my trust in him. And as New Year resolutions go, this should be on top of your list too.

It’s a new day, it’s a new year, it’s time to remember your creator. Make a note to spend more time reading the bible and praying this year. Spend time building a relationship with God through worship. Let your hearts be renewed as you allow him shine his light through you and as you open up to the truth about the salvation that comes through his son Jesus. God longs for a relationship with us all, it’s time to come away from all that distracts you and find God. 

Further reading
Ecclesiastes 12: 1
“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them"

Isaiah 43;10
"You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.

Philippians 3:10
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death”

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