Wow, 2017 went by in a flash! Another new year is now upon us. A new year represents fresh beginnings, a new start. As we enter into a new year this is a great time to set aside some space for prayerful reflection and ask how God is leading us into a fresh beginning and a new start.
In entering this new year of 2018 Paul's words in Ephesians 4:22-24 are on my heart, where Paul says, that we are "to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness." And so as we come into this new year, what areas or aspects of your old self is God asking you to leave behind in 2017 and not carry forward into 2018? What renews you in the spirit of your mind? Or, in other words, what draws you close to God and how can you help make this more a regular part of your life in 2018? How can you better live into your new self in Christ in 2018?
I am looking forward to seeing all that God has in store for us in this new year! I am grateful to be on this journey with you...
Blessings to you,