On the Horizon: 2012
The beginning of a New Year is normally a time of reflection followed by anticipation. It’s always good to pause and think about what happened to us in the year we just finished. I have to be honest; I am not a great fan of New Year’s resolutions. However, I do believe it’s important to set goals in order to experience greater blessings in 2012. This applies to us as individuals, as families and as believers.
Every year as we reflect on the year just completed we recall both victories and defeats. Some years the good out weights the bad. Other years it is just the opposite. In either case we must realize that the year on our doorstep cannot survive on what happened last year.
Every day will brings it new challenges. Philippians 3:13-14 should be our passage for the New Year. 13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
We should evaluate our spiritual journey to our present position and then prayerfully consider how we can grow in 2012. We should look at our personal devotional time, our church attendance and our stewardship of time, talents and finances. We should remember there are people who know we are believers and they are watching our lives. Let us strive to make sure our walk and our talk agree as we face the future. In 2012 let our lives our lives to an audience of ONE, the Lord Himself.