The beginning of a year is a time when people’s thoughts turn toward making changes in their lives.  The great news about God working in our lives is that He’s ready at any time to help us make changes that will bring benefit to us.  Too often we allow our past to determine who we are today and where we’re headed in the future.  But God makes it clear that we can leave the past behind and begin making new choices.  These new choices will bring us to new places in life, eventually helping us become what we’ve only dreamed we could be.

In Isaiah 43:18-19 God says, “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old.  Behold, I will do a new thing…”  God’s will is that every day you’re looking to Him and to the Bible to tell you who you are and who He wants you to become.  I encourage you to ask God to give you strength to make new choices during the upcoming year that will help you in your life.  New choices about your relationships, career, generosity, godly lifestyle, and commitment to church.  If you’ll choose every day to follow His lead – in the big things and small things – at the end of 2013 you’ll be able to look back and see the new person you’ve become!