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The most powerful resolution you can make this year

By: john weirick

There’s something powerful about the start of a new year.

Perhaps you’re looking forward to something exciting in 2017. Maybe 2016 was difficult, and you’re just glad it’s over. For all of us, the New Year offers a chance for something better.

Lots of people have advice for you to make the most of 2017. They may suggest a new diet, new exercise routine, new learning programs, new money management, or new relationships, but there’s something else we should consider: something that includes all those areas of our life and more.

How can you start the New Year well?

Read your Bible.

It’s as simple as that.

The goal isn’t just to read some verses and walk back into the rest of your life unaffected. The goal of reading your Bible should be to know God better and do what He says.

What’s so important about an old book like the Bible in 2017? How will the Bible change our year?

The Power of Words

All Scripture is inspired by God, and He communicates His truth and love through its words (2 Timothy 3:16-17). By reading the Bible, we’re learning Jesus is God who came to rescue us. He gives us what we need to live our lives with purpose and meaningful connections.

When we experience the truth revealed in Scripture, we’re given the opportunity to change in some way. Since the Bible is full of truth, we have so many things to learn and ways to grow.

When we experience the truth revealed in Scripture, we’re given the opportunity to change.

Scripture is a powerful tool God can use throughout our lives. Even if you’ve read the Bible for most your life, there is always more to learn. Each time we open the Bible, God shows us something new and leads us further than we’ve been before.

Jesus wants us to have a better New Year than we want for ourselves. The best way to discover what He has in store for us is to listen to Him and do what He says. That process begins with the instructions He’s already given us in Scripture.

As you move forward into 2017, walk with Jesus by reading the Bible and obeying Him. Scripture itself promises that God’s words do not return to Him empty, but accomplishes what He desires (Isaiah 55:8-11).

Do you want to see how much your New Year and your life can be changed by God? Read your Bible and follow Jesus, step by step.

 

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