Every gift God freely gives us is good and perfect, streaming down from the Father of lights, who shines from the heavens with no hidden shadow or darkness and is never subject to change. James 1:17 TPT
I can’t change yesterday, it’s over and done with. I can call for a better today and tomorrow. So many are making New Years resolutions. Some are simple, some are severe and unrealistic. Some call for extreme changes in lifestyle or society, some commit to going to church every Sunday, losing 100 lbs, never eating sweets again, working out everyday.
I’m doing something different this year. I’m committing my ways to the Lord, delighting in Him each day, enjoying my life, giving my worship, continuing in the Word. Each day He has given me is a gift and I will find enjoyment in it, whether I must work or stay home. I will find ways to encourage others and show them a love that never fails.
I will not hesitate to speak the truth of the Word in love, for love never fails. I have lost friends, family, and things that were dear to me, but I will not lose my relationship with Jesus. I will praise Him when I’m up and praise Him when I’m down. I will grab hold of Fathers hand knowing He will lead me and guide me each step of the way.
I was 15 when I surrendered my life to Christ and was baptized in the Holy Spirit. Like Paul, I’ve learned that praying in the Holy Ghost builds me up in the weak areas of my life and trust me, I need to be doing it all the time! So in the year 2022, what I’ve committed to do on a daily basis will not change. What will change is me.
“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” II Corinthians 3:18 NLT