“How to Begin a New Year”
Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. Psalm 25:4-5
King David was a man after God’s own heart, but he was a man in the flesh, and at times he stumbled and fell from the graces of God. But, nevertheless his heart hungered after God and the things of God.
David was successful as a king, due to his relationship with God, even though he failed at times, he loved the LORD God with his every being. When he sinned against God, he confessed his sins to Him and sought FORGIVENESS. David had a strong FAITH and TRUST in the ALMIGHTY God. This psalm is a conservation that David had with God, in regards to the TRUST he had in God.
We are facing a New Year, a year packed full of uncertainties. I believe that these words, spoken by a godly king, to the One who is in COMPLETE control of this Universe and EVERYTHING in it, are words that expresses a HEARTFELT desire, one that the TRUE BELIEVER should feel, going into the unknown.
We should implore our Heavenly Father to SHOW us His ways, or to make known to us His will, to seek His face. We should implore Him to TEACH us His paths, to guide our steps during this journey into the unknown. We should implore Him to GUIDE us in His TRUTH or WORD, which is TRUTH and to TEACH us what His Word means and HOW we can apply it to our lives, especially going into a brand new year.
When we do this, it exemplifies our FAITH and TRUST in Him, and not in our own abilities or on our own merits. We can face a new year with CONFIDENCE knowing our God and Savior is in control and our HOPE will be settled in Him.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you do not have a relationship with Him. And you are facing the New Year with all its uncertainties ALONE, to fend for yourself and headed for an eternity in Hell, but God doesn’t want that for you. He has a plan for your future if you will TRUST Him and come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for YOU, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and TRUST Him to SHOW you His ways, to TEACH you His paths, to GUIDE you in His Word, which is TRUTH, and to be with you through the UNKNOWN of a New Year! Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!