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New Year, New Leaf
We all have heard the phrase, “turn over a new leaf” especially as we are in a brand new year. When someone says this they are indicating their desire to make changes within themselves or in the way they live and conduct their life. Very often when they say this they will tag it with a “New Year’s Resolution” declaring their intent and resolve to see the changes through.
Recently I was talking with some of the members of the church and one of them said that they did not want to make any more New Year’s Resolutions but wanted a New Year’s Revolution! In saying this they were telling me they did not want to repeat the intentions of resolutions past only to come short of it, but needed and wanted a revolution- sudden, radical or complete change that would enhance their life and cause them to be different after giving themselves to this than they were before. As they were speaking this to me it really captured my attention and caused me to think of how we all could use some revolution in our lives in one way or another.
What better revolution could anyone ask for in their life than for the rising up of Jesus Christ and the Word of God being our guide, our pattern, our very foundation as we enter into a new year.
II Corinthians 3:18 from the KJV reads,” But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” This verse is telling us that the more we behold the Lord, the more we look into His Word and the more we make the decision to let His Word be our revolution and not some resolution that we think of for just a few days at the most. But we allow God’s Word to light our lives and cause a lasting change to be apparent, then we will have a revolution and we will be different.
As I close, let me encourage any who are reading this. If you are a child of God or if you have never accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into your life, let’s all turn over a new leaf and allow Jesus to be the revolution that lights our life and causes 2013 to be the best year we have ever experienced! God bless you all.