Happy New Year!
A year ago, I told you that I was making the word “SEEK” my life word because I have realized it’s easier to say I want to seek God first and give Him complete control of my life—than it is to actually do it!
I’ve also learned that it’s easier to say I want to live each day with faith and hope than it is ignore the enemy’s taunts and attacks and actually do that!
If those things are true, and I believe they are . . . I know it’s important for me to focus on the following – 5 Ways to Seek God First Every Day.
Because if we want to consistently SEEK GOD FIRST, we need the Holy Spirit’s help to:
♥ Remain humble and repentant.
♥ Remain in God’s Word.
♥ Remain in prayer.
♥ Remain obedient to God’s will.
♥ Remain in God’s presence.
Over this past crazy year, I’ve had multiple opportunities to observe how very important those five things are for my health – physically, mentally, emotionally, and especially spiritually. I have also discovered it’s impossible for me to remain humble and repentant, or obediently in God’s will and presence if I don’t remain in His Word and in prayer.
And that’s why I’m inviting you to take a journey in the Word and in prayer with me this year.
How to Start the Year with Faith and Hope
Did you know there are 260 chapters in the New Testament? That’s one chapter a day, five days a week to read through the whole New Testament in a year.
I’d like to invite you to join me as I study the New Testament and share 5 short posts each week.
For the last few years, I’ve posted 1,300 to 1,500-word posts on Monday and Friday. This year, I’m hoping to post a 500-word post each day, Monday through Friday.
Each post will offer a brief devotion based on the chapter (with a link to the chapter for anyone who wants to read it online), a highlighted verse or two, and a prayer that meditates on those verses.
I promise to keep each post short and manageable.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.Matthew 6:33
When you and I “seek the Kingdom of God above all else”, we’re living with the desire to make Jesus the Lord of our lives, to want God’s will to be our will, and to live in unity with other citizens of the Kingdom.
I want to KNOW the TRUTH that Jesus said sets us free. I want Jesus to be Lord of my life and I want to TRUST and OBEY GOD’S WILL.
And I know that will take PRAYER and the POWER of the Holy Spirit giving me everything I need to grow in faith and hope.
That’s why I am so excited about this blogging plan for the coming year and I can’t wait for you to join me. If you’re not a subscriber already, you will want to sign up so that a link to each devotion will be sent to your email inbox. You’ll be able to visit each day or just check-in and catch up on the weekends . . . it’s up to you!
I will also share all the posts on social media – so make sure you follow me there as well. And don’t forget to invite your friends. I believe this is going to be a journey that will truly bless us and help us live with the faith and hope we both want and need.
So . . . let’s read through the New Testament in 2021! Are you ready? Me too!! See you on Monday!
Thank you so much for joining me today.
And a thank you to BibleGateway.com for sources.
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