Out with the old, and in with the NEW! Beginnings are exciting. I love the beginning of a new year and its new slate. It’s such a wonderful thought to consider, “What do I want out of this year?” Which is kind of a heavy question that can leave us scratching our head wondering, “Where on earth do I begin?”
Matthew 6:33 answers this question for us:
33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Years ago, I started a new thing. Tired of my old way of doing things I determined things were going to change so I began by with one small move that proved monumental. At the start of each day, before anything else, I opened God’s word and read it – even if it were only one verse. Did I do it every single day? Every work day, yes, the weekends, I struggled, but found myself more often than not, committed.
Why is Bible reading monumental?
“16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”
This new exercise, placing Him first, proved wonderful, and I encourage everyone to do the same. I have learned so much about Lord and find myself craving to spend more and more time with Him. It is this, that leads me to my desire for each new year. Prayerfully seeking Him, I keep having this thought, ‘just go with it.’ And that frustrates me…what does that mean? Has God ever said something to you that’s left you wondering the same?
After much thinking, this is what I have come up with, I love to tell others what He has done for me, and I love to write. Writing has been a hidden interest of mine since I was a teenager, I do not proclaim to be perfect at it – at all. What I claim, is to enjoy doing it. I recently read the following quote;
‘Don’t wait for inspiration in order to begin; begin and inspiration will find you.’ – Bro. Lee Stoneking
That quote coupled by a profound and simple statement from my brother, who for whatever reason told me recently,
‘you don’t have to have permission to send an email,’ which have led me to this site.
Everyone has a testimony
We are called to Testify of the work of our Lord. No, I didn’t attend Bible college, I have no ministers license. However, I am, a sinner saved by grace, filled by His spirit, washed in His blood, and what I do have is first hand experience at what He has done for me, and how He has changed my life. And if you’re a sinner saved by grace you do too.
It is with that, that I urge you to meet me here. Read what I have to say about what He has done for me, and share with me how He is working in your life, and together, let’s grow in our relationship with Him as we make decision by decision each day to – Choose Him.
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