I do believe this is the time of year we can do some mental spring cleaning. Get rid of all those old thought patterns and replace them with new ones. For me the best way to do that is to renew my mind daily in the word. It is also important in this age of social media to make sure you are not letting in bad influences. Now is also a great time to delete those people on your social media who bring you down, who steal your joy! And those liked pages, are they uplifting and God-centred? Now is the time to clear all that out too.
My New year traditions have changed since blogging. Instead of writing down a list of new year's resolution which tend to be pretty much the same as the year's before, I now select a word on which I try to focus so that in 365 days, that word would have drawn me closer to the Lord. And a scripture that lines up with that word. I don't guilt myself out with a list of things I tend to fail at so live in the guilt of failure instead of in a spirit of growth.
So let us take time at the end of this year to thank the Lord for all the good He has placed in our lives this past year, and thank Him in faith for the blessings, joy and growth in the year to come. Let us renew our hearts with His word, with praise to Him, and let us seek to be content in all things knowing that in Him we are loved and acceptable and wanted.
2 Corinth 5 v 17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Isaiah 43 18-19: Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (One of my favourite scriptures ever)
Eph 4 v 22-24: To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
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