What I need to know for New Year.
In my spiritual journey what i need to know in the year come ahead. What are my responsibility as a Christ-life center lifestyle. My previous year was very weary , although i hadn’t started very well but i am going to finish it strong. But it seems for the Spirit better to know what is my plan than according that God would establish it for me.
In one thing all humanity , as i know ; are SAME . That is taking breath everyday. Actually , no one will tell you (Hopefully) you are not allowed to breath here! So your first bizarre responsibility is to know ‘take a breath’ in all situation. When you know that you are ready to take other responsibility. Why i am saying this , because most of us we forgot to take a breath in our normal life. Take a breath means to know who you are in God’s eyes.
You need to know you are blessed.
God’s blessing protect us , It is different . It smells like heaven’s flower. When you are blessed ; you are favored and you feel like you are chosen ( which you are really ). I want draw your attention to this very powerful verse in the Bible :
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” ( Psalms 1 : 1- 3)
A tree planted by streams of water is fruitful and brings good ones. Your trust is in Him and you bring in right time , right fruit . In whatever you do ; you prosper is clearly obvious for everyone. You need to know you are that person which delight in the law of the Lord. Listen to this there is more , when you are blessed all your needs are met By God. All your needs when you are walking in His will.
You need to know you are chosen.
You are chosen one too. Even you do not feel it now ! still you are. You need to know it. Why? because God say so , read this what HE told about YOU:
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” ( 1 Peter 2 : 9 )
You belong to a big picture ! Do not feel you are alone. When you are chosen it means you are belong to someone who is authority is over all everybody and anything. You are God special possession. Not for that only being side of God also declaring the praises of Him. Because you are called into His wonderful light.
R.C. Sproul’s book Chosen by God said “If there is one single molecule in this universe running around loose, totally free of God’s sovereignty, then we have no guarantee that a single promise of God will ever be fulfilled.”
The promise of God is fulfilled because you are chosen as His holy nation. Yes , it is true the chosen people go into hardship ; You are exceptional because God’s favor is upon you and you have been bought for a price.
You need to know you are Loved.
Does not matter how badly you have been hit by enemy , you have to know you are loved. Because He first loved you. You need to know you are loved from now on. May you had doubt about this before , But there is no place such doubts who is loved.
God already showed his great love toward us by His son , you need to believe it :
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
It is great. It is sufficient. It is awesome plan of God for us. It is eternity.
“You have to stop loving and pursuing Christ in order to sin. When you are pursuing love, running toward Christ, you do not have opportunity to wonder, *Am I doing this right?* or *Did I serve enough this week?* When you are running toward Christ, you are freed up to serve, love, and give thanks without guilt, worry or fear. As long as you are running, you’re safe.” ― Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Do not go far or run away , know that in Father’s house you are always loved.
Written By Dariush Youkhaneh