by Ami Hendrickson
And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.
Many celebrate the New Year with resolutions to eat less, exercise more, lose weight, gain a relationship, or save more money. All of these are worthy goals, but too often we fail to follow through and make our resolutions a reality.
Take the gym membership, for instance. January is a boom time for fitness centers. Flush with optimism for a better future, and fluffy with a few extra pounds from the holidays, people sign membership contracts, convinced that they would be a new creation come this time next year.
But a whopping 80% of all new gym members will have quit before the year is half over.
Aren’t you glad God isn’t like us? When He makes a promise, He follows through. Every time.
God promises true renewal for His children – not just in the New Year, but every moment of our lives.
As 2019 stretches out ahead of you, full of opportunity and possibilities, claim God’s promise to renew your spirit. Lean on Him. Tell Him what you hope to achieve this year. Tell Him the problems you foresee, and then turn them over to Him. He is more than capable of dealing with them. You are already created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). Now, let Him renew your spirit and your mind, leading you into the bright future ahead.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for continually re-creating me.
Please make me more and more like You.
Renew my spirit and make me more mindful of You.