Foreword:

Ever wonder what God might have to say to YOU today? Here are things to ponder, and things to receive into your heart. If you have a question, put it in the comments. I respond as much as I can.

A note for all my readers: I've been experimenting with YouTube videos for Bible teaching for a while, and I'm working through Revelation here. My YouTube videos are currently short studies in Matthew, and at present I'm posting videos on Revelation as well. Both appear on the blog, which is turning into a Vlog. I encourage you to subscribe to my YouTube channel for better coverage.

Friday, January 9, 2015

New Years' Transformations: You did badly last year. So? Now it's this year. Part 2,

You can change in the New Year, if you want to.  Here are a couple things to do to make change effective and permanent:

  1. Spend time with God every day.  Doesn't have to be long, but open the communication lines. Let Him speak to you. Hear what He says.  Jesus talked of the person who had "hearing ears;" If you listen to God, He will direct your life.  It's important to read your Bible as well, and not just listen for Him in your heart, since much of the wisdom He wants to give you comes from the Bible.  You also must pray.  This is where you talk to Him.  In your own words, you tell Him your concerns, share what you need, thank Him for the good things in your life, and experience His presence.
  2. "Seek First the Kingdom of God" every day.  If you're struggling and have no resources, there's a promise for that: Matthew 6:33 says, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you." From the context, Jesus is pointing to the many things we need in our daily lives: Food, clothing shelter, fun, and so on. God loves you, and the best blessings come to us when we reciprocate that love.
That's really it.  These are so simple that most of us don't realize their supreme importance to our happiness and blessing. Let God speak to you. Do what He says. Seek Him and His kingdom in all areas of your life.  You will not be sorry.