The great thing about walking with God in life is that there is always the opportunity to start a new – the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
At the start of the New Year, why not take a moment to thank Him for last year, ask His forgiveness for where you have failed, and dedicate this new year to Him – to serve Him and love Him afresh.
We need You, Lord. Without You, We simply can’t meet the heavy demands of life or the unrelenting pressures that we will face this coming year. We are making a new commitment today, not a New Year’s resolution heavenly father, but a new desire to place You where You belong, first place in our lifes.
Please make the “we will’s” of Scripture become our affirmations: “We will trust You; We will praise You; We will follow You.” We will replace fear with faith, knowing You are always with us. And with You on our side, it will be a victorious New Year. We lay down our broken armor, our rusty tools, our self-defenses, and every excuse we’ve used for not living victoriously. Purge our bad habits; free us from wrong expectations; and fill our heart, soul, and mind with praiseworthy thoughts and actions. We want to exchange our past disappointments for Your divine appointments this year. Our lifes are Yours; our relationships belong to You; everything we have is Yours, Jesus. Set our feet on the right path this year, and grant wisdom so we can the make right choices that will honor You. Let us see others like You see us, as precious ones You created. Renew the gifts and abilities You’ve so generously given us so we can bless others as You’ve blessed us. In Jesus’ name.