Lessons from the Year

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I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.

 So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it. – Philippians 3:13-15 The Message

The beginning of a new year always gives me the feeling of a new start. The lessons I have learned in the last year can be applied and expanded in the following year. God is calling me to follow him. The message to me is to keep my eyes on Jesus.

That is the message for all of us. Keeping focused on the goal of Jesus will help us to receive all that God has planned for us. If we get off track, God will find a way to redirect us back on the right road. Let’s encourage one another to stay on the journey mapped out for us by someone who loves us very much.

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for this past year and all the lessons I have learned that have brought me closer to you. I pray this new year will continue to help me keep my focus on you. Amen

Faith Tip: Remember the lessons of the past year and determine how they can be built on this new year.

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