23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Psalms 37:23
Every year we come up with a New Year’s resolution. At the end of the year, how many of us ever lived up to these resolutions. I don’t know about you, but as the year goes by, I totally forget all about it, only to make the same resolution again the next year.
As children of the Almighty GOD, our number one resolution for each New Year should be to get to know GOD more and more by reading his word (the Bible), living the gospel (obeying GOD’s word and putting to practice what we read, for example, loving our neighbor as ourselves), and reading the Scriptures and praying often.
In addition to praying the rosary, we need to read the Bible daily, even a few verses each day.“Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ” (Catechism, 133). Reading the Holy Bible brings us closer to GOD because we get to know HIM more and to know what pleases him. It guides our path and keeps us in the right course. If we do not read the Scriptures, how do we share our faith with others?
This New Year, let Christ be at the center of our lives. Let Christ be a part of everything we do. Seek his face in every decision you make. In time, you will come to realize that our LORD is a living GOD.
Praise GOD always because it pleases HIM. JESUS CHRIST is Lord and GOD at all times, not only when things are going well, but also in bad times. The Bible says we should thank GOD always.
I believe GOD will make this year a wonderful one for his children. So, be cheerful and TRUST and have FAITH in the Lord. Approach the New Year with strength and boldness, not with fear. When you count your blessings, fear and doubts disappear. Fear is not a gift from GOD, so always rebuke it in Jesus Name.
Throughout the year, remember always that GOD directs the steps of the righteous. He knows and sees everything, he will not let you cry a needless tear or abandon you.
Love, Peace and Joy!