A new chance! A new opportunity! A new start!
Yesterday at church, I preached on change and new opportunity. The New Year is a time of new possibilities, it is a time for a fresh start. The New Year is a time to improve on what we didn’t do so well last year.
“Well Bro. Kyle, I’ve had New Years resolutions before and couldn’t keep them.”
Granted, I have too. But I feel compelled to tell you that this New Year is different from all the rest.
How is this one different? If you think about it, they are all different, because though we may see another New Years celebration next year, we will NEVER see THIS year again.
In other words, 2014 is GONE and we can NEVER get it back. We will NEVER have a chance to relive this year. We will NEVER have the chance to get right what we got wrong this year. We can never take back things we said or things we did, or things we wish we had said or done.
Any mistakes we made in 2014, any regrets we have in 2014, are done and there is no going back.
But all hope is not lost.
Allow me to make a suggestion; take your prayer/spiritual journal and get before the Lord in prayer.
- Write down what you feel you did right and
- What you feel you did wrong last year.
- Write down why it was right.
- Write down why it was wrong.
- Write down some ideas on how to do the right things again, and how to even improve on them.
- Write down some ideas on how to correct mistakes, or how not to make those mistakes again this year.
What is the purpose of doing all this writing and reflecting? It is so we can prepare for the new year ahead; so you can prepare for a brand new opportunity to do better in 2015.
The way we prepare involves the primary ingredient to having the year we really desire, the primary ingredient to seeing the Lord move and work and reveal Himself to us, the primary ingredient to revelation, miracles, and gifts of the Spirit.
What is it? How do we best prepare?
I will answer that from a passage of Scripture…
1 Peter 1:13-16, Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:(in other words, not doing the things you used to do when you were lost as a goose, not living in the sinful ways you used to live in before you were saved) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
In other words: Sanctify Yourselves!
- Do you really want to see God move in your life in 2015?
- Do you really want to see God move in the life of your church?
- Do you really want to see God move in your family?
- Do you really want to see God move in your marriage?
- Do you really want to see God move in your finances?
- Do you really want to see God move in your health?
- Do you really want to see God move in your spiritual condition?
- Do you really want to see God move in your faith?
Let me give you instruction on how to begin to be sanctified.
When the Lord Jesus Himself was praying for us, He said in John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
Eph. 5:26 tells us to be sanctified by the washing of water by the Word.
Make the commitment now to be washed daily by the Words of God in 2015.
Download my ebook, 14 Days to a Transformed Life and take that 14 day challenge in 2015.
I can’t wait to see what God has for us, just around the corner!
So here is the advertisement; Our domain name cost a little bit each year and EKM would like to be able to provide physical ministry materials to our readers some day. This too will cost a little money.
Hence the EKM Amazon store.
Anything you purchase from Amazon through the EKM site helps to fund EKM Ministries. It does not cost any more than shopping directly through Amazon and if you are a Prime member, nothing changes. It simply gives EKM Ministries a small “finders fee”.
You are not limited to what is on the EKM store site. If you want to purchase an electronic mouse trap, then by all means, purchase an electronic mouse trap.
Once at our store, click the “Powered by Amazon” button in the top right bar and you will be taken directly to Amazon. Through here, EKM will still get credit.
Thank you so much for your support and remember to do your Amazon shopping through this EKM Amazon Store. we just wouldn’t recommend an electronic mouse trap as a gift.
Lord bless you and yours!
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