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Reflections: “Another Year”

Isaiah 40:26-31

27 Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”?

28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

2018 has come and gone, and we stand on the precipice of the New Year. This is a time of reflection, of looking back, in contemplation of what we’ve done and where we’ve been. It’s also a time and opportunity to look forward, as we prepare for this upcoming year. As believers we must commit to making 2019 a spiritually successful year. To do this, we must take the time to set goals and to make resolutions for the road ahead. That time is now. Let’s start this year off right by making spiritual preparations, as we endeavor to grow in closeness and our relationship with God.

Reflection Questions:

Please read and think about each question as it applies to your Christian journey with Christ.

  • What are some of your New Year’s resolutions? How do they relate to your faith and journey with Christ?
  • Where does your spiritual growth rank in your list of priorities for this New Year? What are some ways you can better your relationship with God in 2019?

Prayer:

Loving God, we ask that you will show us how to prioritize serving you in the coming year. Motivate us to become better servants, who are more attentive to our spiritual needs rather than our physical ones. Give us a heart and mind that desires you above all else. Let this year be one of spiritual victories. In Jesus name, Amen.