We are entering a new year and new decade and the hope and joy for the future could not be better! This new year is 2020 and our new initiative has a double entendre that refers to seeing things with clarity or normal vision. The object of our view is “Becoming Jesus-like”. As we start the new year let us focus on learning how to be more like Jesus, our Christ, in all the things we say and do. While we will never be perfect like Jesus was, our goal should be strive to be like him as we walk the earth. This is all preparation for our eternal life with him and Father God. Each day, if we consciously apply His lessons and commandments, we can improve our followership and live out the fruit of the spirit that he implants within our hearts. This is a process called “sanctification” and it is hosted by the Holy Spirit.
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The old life is gone: a new life has begun! -2 Corinthians 5:17
January: Perhaps one of the biggest realizations we all need concerns ourselves and it is this: Get over yourself! The sooner you realize that it is not about you, and it is all about Jesus Christ, the better off you will be. Commit this to heart and your life will change completely!
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
-John 15:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
February: Listen Up! Jesus said in Mark 4:9; “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” He is telling us to pay close attention to his words and work at understanding them for the transformation they can bring. Jesus wants his words to take root in us and lead us to better things. He wants us to bear fruit by walking and talking like him. Only by hearing his words in this way can this happen. Apostle Paul appeals to us in the same way in Romans 10:17 when he wrote; “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” Our faith leads to our salvation and it only comes through hearing the Gospel. The Holy Spirit is at work here also but it all starts by each sinner hearing and listening to the Word.