(This is a reposting of my previous post I enjoy sharing around the New Year. I hope it blesses you!)
Have you ever wished there was a secret recipe for the New Year? Most of our New Year’s resolutions stem from a desire to improve our physical well-being through weight loss, a toned body, or healthier lifestyle. While such resolutions are important, wouldn’t it be wonderful to find a way to boost our spiritual well-being and ensure all could be well with the world?
With all the hatred and animosity overtaking our world, it’s no wonder our hearts long for peace and a fresh start. How the Lord must ache when He sees the violence and discord that plagues our land. If only brotherly love and good-will could replace all the bitterness.
EQUIPPED TO STAND
The good news is, it is possible. The Lord has equipped us with all we need to stand against the evil forces of Satan and his dark demons. God’s Word assures us “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)
If we could only take that verse to heart, stop fighting against each other, and start working alongside each other, how much healing that would bring!
INGREDIENTS TO STRENGTHEN
So I’ve concocted a New Year’s Resolution recipe, one that I believe contains all the necessary ingredients to strengthen our inner selves. The best part is, you can enjoy all you want and the only weight you’ll gain is spiritual heft!
Perhaps if each of us works at cultivating small changes within ourselves, those changes will ripple out into our families, neighborhoods, and communities. Maybe eventually, even our nation and possibly the world!
The Lord is noted for taking something meager and making it into something meaningful. May this year be the one where we choose to give ourselves more fully to Him to work His way and will!
NEW YEAR RESOLUTION RECIPE
Combine: 2 cups of faith, 1/2 cup of prayer, 2 teaspoons of positive attitude, 1 Tablespoon of patience, and a dash of humility. Mix in the Fruit of the Holy Spirit until smooth. Bake in 350 degree oven of God’s Word until golden brown. Enjoy the wholesome, fulfilling goodness within.
“Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35)
Happy New Year! May the Lord enrich your days and months ahead!
**What’s one way you plan to enhance your relationship with the Lord in 2022?
This post ties in closely with the theme of my latest novel, Beyond These War-Torn Lands. My hero and heroine come to this same resolve of letting their Christ-like love and decisions ripple out into the lives of those they come in contact with. May their story touch your heart in a special way!
Inspirational Historical Romance