Happy New Year 2016! Each January I spend time reflecting on the past year and it’s high and low points. Then I look at the new year and list my New Year’s Resolutions and life goals for the coming year.
On my list are common health goals: “Eat healthy foods, exercise, and get enough sleep.” In addition, I have goals for my Christian life: keep a regular prayer life with God, read the Bible daily, commit to Sunday worship and small groups, and share my time, talents, and financial resources with others in need.
This year I have a new goal to be a peacemaker. God, help my words and actions to focus on “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.”
When faced with difficulties and challenges, my goal is to always share God’s love and grace and kindness with my family, church, community, and the world. These are big goals. My hope and prayer is that all Christians will focus on being peacemakers and following Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, the Savior of the world. Happy New Year
Grace and Peace,