By Kate Tamale-Sali
As the new year begins, people make resolutions. Some reflect on the previous year, while others wait to see what the New Year might bring along.
Whatever we may be thinking, many of us look forward with anticipation, and a hope the New Year will be better. I want you to know in this New Year that God’s love for you is everlasting. He wants to guide us through life if we completely surrender to Him. The Bible reminds us we are not on our own.
God made man in His image and breathed life into his nostrils; man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). Even when we all sinned (through Adam), God in His mercy made a way for us through Jesus Christ (John 3:16). 2Corinthians 5:21 says: “For God made Him (Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
Believe it or not, life is a gift from God; thus, He requires us to be good stewards. Being a good steward simply means carefully managing whatever is entrusted to one’s care. God has ‘loaned’ life to us. He expects us to work with Him to fulfill His purposes in our lives.
When Jesus was asked of the greatest commandment, He mentioned two which affect the rest: to love God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. And to love your neighbour as yourself (Matthew 22:3640).
God wants us to focus on Him and others fi rst. In so doing, we allow Him to take care of us because there is a great reward. Matthew 6:33: “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”
I pray you touch God’s heart by reaching out to others. There is always someone who needs you to love, forgive, empower, encourage, comfort, lead to Christ, teach, reach out and make a difference in their lives (Matthew 25:4046).
May this year be fully centred on God to desire what He wants us to do as we glorify Him. Instead of only asking, ‘God, what do I want?’ let us ask, ‘God, what do you want?” I pray God will continually fi ll you up as you do it His way, fellowshipping with Him and ‘working the word of God’.
May God bless you in this year 2020 with peace, joy and abundance of happiness!