Another year has come and gone. People celebrate in different ways, some went to formal gatherings, while some may have preferred a quaint gathering of family and friends at home. While others may have spent it all alone void of human companionship, friendless. And others may be ”dead” not knowing Jesus.
The Lord is pleased when we go to Him for advice Godly counsel if you will…And, He is thrilled when we obey and live by His ”game plan.” Take Football for an example. One can see there is a basic formation and pattern-along with rules and regulations in order to make the team successful. They go ”by the book” in terms of the “game.” Right? What happens when they fall outside of the boundaries of the regulations and disobey the rules of the game? The team is probably not going to be successful, and they will undoubtedly suffer consequences as a result from their actions.
Well – God has a “plan” for us – He has His laws and “His book.” And what happens when we fall outside of the boundaries of “His book” and His basic rules of this thing called “life?” We probably more than likely will struggle with everyday issues, we may not experience peace, we might not be happy campers…and we certainly will not know how to handle the “dark times” in our lives. When we leave God out of the equation, things become exceedingly difficult to navigate on the highway of our lives. Our behavior can become forced…things may not make sense, and it may become hard to cope with everyday stress factors in our lives.
To know God is to know peace. No God – no peace. Simple and right to the point. My life and my behavior is predicated on my belief in Jesus Christ. Without Jesus- I wouldn’t act according to His doctrine and would be a completely different human being. Jesus saved me in more ways than one, and I have become a completely different person with Him living in me. The metamorphosis I experienced is beyond explanation. All I know is I love who I am with Christ inside of me. He came to save us and to provide eternal life, drink from His living water and slake our thirst for all eternity.
Open your heart and your mind to Jesus and accept Him as your Savior…All He wants is to love you and protect you. He did the hard part…we have the easy part…His love and His promises for eternal life.
So this New Year - Open the Lord’s book – get to know Him intimately, you will make His day and He will make yours.
Remember“Know God know peace – No God, no peace.”
May you know peace – Happy New Year~
John 14:27 “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit or itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.”
John 14:23 “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and more Our Home with him.”
John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Ephesians 5:1 “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.”
Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs…”