2021 is here and that means releasing my 2021 Christian theme for the year. This year I want to work on Life, Peace and Goodness.
I chose these three because I feel that I am lacking in these areas in my life.
I chose life because most of the time I tend to let fear and anxiety rule over my life, and I tend to dwell on the past. This is not the type of life I wish to lead, nor what the Bible says in Deuteronomy 31:1, “The Lord is the one who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” The Lord already has a plan for me and has gone before me. So why should I be afraid? For those of you who do not know, I accepted Jesus at age 14 during a daughter-father date. It was a year after we moved to Florida and before I moved, I was going to daily Bible studies with a friend. With tears going down my cheeks I asked my stepfather to lead me in the prayer of salvation. Since that time, I have been falling back into my old habit of looking at my past and feeling horrible about the mistakes I have made. The truth is when I accepted Jesus, he accepted me as I am. I do not have to become a perfect person. He also accepted my past, present, and future. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.”
The next pillar is peace. Having peace is one of the fruits of the spirit. I often let the problems of this world, such as finances, my physical health, and even the smallest issues distract me from the peace that Jesus offers. The Bible says in John 16:33 “, …I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”
Have you ever stopped to see the goodness of God? Maybe someone paid for your coffee or you worked hard and got that big job promotion that you were not expecting to get… or maybe you are going through a rough time, like maybe you failed a test or maybe your car got a flat. Did you know that even during the good and bad times that God can use these moments because he has a plan for your life? He has a plan for mine and a plan for yours-if you know Christ. It says in Romans 8:28, “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to his purpose.” Even though I have had some rough times in my life, and I may not know what my future holds I do know that my God has a great plan that can allow me to point to him and his glory.
I am so excited to share with you the journey that will be unfolding in 2021.