New Year, New Me?

Nah, don’t think so. Lol when the date has changed from 12/31/14 to 1/1/15, I’ll still be the same. This whole “new year, new me” slogan reminds me of myself when I was younger. When it was someone’s birthday, I used to ask whether or not they felt older. The puzzled tone used in the answer I would get informed me that a new year doesn’t make any physical difference. So I stopped asking that question. 😀

I certainly have goals and expectations for 2015. A new year is a time to reflect and plan. In anticipation of this new year, I’ve settled on two specific bible verses that I’ll be holding onto for the next 365 days. Wondering what they are? Great, I’ll tell you!

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11

“For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” – Zephaniah 3:17

I believe 2015 will be a great year. Not so much because of blessings, but because I know God is going to be with me. No matter what may happen in the coming year, I will not be shaken because God has promised to never leave me. He will show me the paths of life. He will order and direct my steps. All the joy I need is in his presence and that’s where I intend to dwell.

I believe the 2nd verse is God’s response to me. He will be my savior and delight in me. His love will calm all my fears. He will rejoice over me with singing (just picture that for a sec! 🙄 ❤ ). He will provide guidance and give me the grace to fully trust in him. Wherever he leads me and whatever he tells me to do, I want to be able to obey trusting that he knows what he’s doing. As long as he’s by my side, I have everything I need. I read an awesome blog post the other day about the need for courage in the new year. It’s worth reading! All in all, companionship with Jesus is what I’m looking forward to in 2015.

On a less spiritual note, for those who may be interested in my physical goals for the new year, here they are:

  • To save more money
  • To exercise more

Basically, to be more disciplined. Whether they’re goals, resolutions, or whatever you want to call them, take some time to think about what you want to do differently in this next year. It’s new for a reason. And after you’ve decided what they are, work on them throughout the year. If you fail, try again! It’s never too late to change something you don’t like.

I’m excited to see what 2015 has in store. I know God will surprise me.

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