2013 — A New Year? Or The Same Ole Same Ole?

Will 2013 be a new year for you or the same ole same ole of years gone by?   Does this new year mark the mere movement of time; or the development of character, the growth of love, and the flowering of faith?

Resolutions seldom seem to break the pattern of the same ole same ole.  Here’s a Beatles flashback:  the lyrics from Revolution say:  “You say you want a revolution, well, you know . . . ”  With Christ “you got a real solution.”  You tell me it’s the institution, well, you know, you better free your mind instead.”

Jesus Christ can give you a new year, a new mind, and a new life. (“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”)  But how?

1) Ask God to show you your sins and make you deeply sorry for them.

2) Persistently cry out for His forgiveness until you are made clean.

3) Turn away from your sins.  Openly confess them.  Renounce them.

4) Turn to God with all your heart, soul, mind, and spirit.  Give your all to relentless pursuit of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ.  Follow and obey Him with all your might.

5) Connect and build open, honest relationships with godly people who are passionately following and obeying Jesus.

6)  Begin to read the New Testament at least 5 minutes every day.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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1 Response to 2013 — A New Year? Or The Same Ole Same Ole?

  1. Pingback: New Year. New Life. New You. | Life of a Sinner

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