As we approach a new year, we have been reviewing some Scriptural princi9ples to work on every day in the coming year. We saw that according to Philippians 3:13-14 we must forget about the victories and defeats of yesterday; at the same time according to Philippians 4:6-7 we must not worry about Tomorrow. We must remember that according to Philippians 4:19, “God will supply all our needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” God will provide the strength we need day to day, so we we need to remember that Psalm 118:24 says “This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” This is a reminder that we need to make each day count as we are afforded a new day. We must focus on that new day. With that in mind allow me to suggest 4 scriptural principles to consider:
1. Galatians 6:10 encourages us to “do good unto all men” in other words as we approach each day we need to help every person we can. We need to make life about others nor ourselves. Jesus reminds us in John 13:35 “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
2. Jesus said in Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.” We must keep our heart pure. One of the ways we do that is to remember that everything done in our lives, and every thought that we have is seen and heard by God. There is nothing that we do in a vacuum, keeping our hearts pure is done by focusing on the Word of God.
3. Isaiah 40:31 reminds us that “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” We need to daily seek our strength from the Lord, and we will not become overwhelmed by the circumstances of our lives.
4. Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, Brethren, whatsoever things are true; whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just; whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Obedience starts with our thinking. Don’t just things because you have to, do it because it is apart of who you are. We need to know the Word of God and act on it.
If we put these principles in practice every day we will find that 2021 will be a very special year for us. Consider your walk with the Lord daily.