Page 1 of 1 – 0 words
That’s what “word” tells me, down in that little left-hand corner, when I sit down to write a new post. It’s scary, but exciting at the same time. I haven’t accomplished anything, but yet, I haven’t written anything stupid.
I asked God what I should write about concerning this new year and He brought my eyes to that little left corner as if to say, “This is your new year. Page one. Zero words.” Whatever has happened yesterday, last month, or in the last twelve months, this is a new year. New day after days ahead for you to live new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Pastor’s message this morning was about living new. Changed. Because of Christ. Because when we invite Him in to our lives, He changes them for the better. Because He is our “better.” Every single thing we face is better because He is there. He is not a God that says let’s visit once or twice a week and sends us out on our own. He is also not a God that says everything is going to go as you planned in your yearly planner because you are just so self-disciplined and efficient and surely do deserve it. No.
…For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Christianity is not just “fire insurance.” Christianity is the only religion that is a relationship where God has come to be “with us.” So just while “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is still fresh on our minds from this Christmas Season, start out in this new year excited for page 1, 0 words. Open the Bible, The Word of God, get to know the Word made flesh, Jesus, even more intimately and write a new story in 2017. One that grows you spiritually and blesses others as He blesses you.
Have a Blessed, Happy New Year!