Every year we resolve to do something different and I have one question.
Have you changed?
If not then you are with million of the rest of us who see 2014 as being 2-0-1-4… mere numbers. But if you are a Christian, you understand we need daily bread and have to continually ask for forgiveness and to really be all the Lord wants us to be. Last night as my husband and I watched the ball drop on television and toasted our Welch’s Sparkling White Grape, my husband and I looked at each other and he said, “I don’t think the homeless and the poor care about the new year. They are still out in the cold and Christians are still as selfish as the world.”
I nodded my head, thinking of all those cold people who sleep under the bridges at night, or in their cold cars.
Before we got to this point of not caring about most holidays, we cared very much: the lights and decorations, Christmas gifts, the New Year, Thanksgiving…yes, we cared very much about those holidays. We used to spent money on people who actually couldn’t stand our guts anyway -and that’s what happens when you are set apart for God, we hung out on New Year’s toasting with family and friends and truthfully I did not think of anyone but myself and my own world.
Don’t we all do that?
So last night, it was special around midnight because we have entered another year together and stronger than ever. Yet our mission is still the same: Do as Christ has done. Christ tried to point us to the Father and help us to do His will. That is what’s most important.
Should we forget about celebrating 2014?
To each their own. If you want to pop the bubbly and celebrate the New Year- do it.
But remember this. Celebrate and thank God for life each and EVERY day. Not just each year. And if you have goals, that is wonderful: set short term and long term goals throughout the year and have an accountability group or individual stay on top of your written goals and remind you to keep them.
To recap, it is alright to celebrate the New Year. We did in our own quiet time, however I would like to see change not only in myself, but in society as well and that means I have to resolve to do better.
We can make change together and those things we cannot change, we give them to the Lord.
Amen! 🙂 and Happy New Year!