We should read our Bibles.
Reading our Bibles is known theologically as "special revelation," the way God reveals Himself to us. It is a sure way to draw us closer to Him. So I challenge you to consider a yearly Bible reading plan with me. If you'd like to do this, please leave a comment so that we can keep each other accountable to it. Or if you'd like, you can send me an email at .
We should pray.
Where are you in your prayer life? Do you really believe that God answers prayers? Well, He does. He's answered many prayers in my life, even for small things that most people would think God doesn't care about. He really does care about you and what your individual needs are. Praying is our way of talking to God, a direct line, if I may. Praying is another vital part of the Christian life.
And last, but not least...
We should reflect on and share the news of Jesus Christ.
When people look at us, we want them to see Jesus shining through us and His joy radiating from us. This is also vital. Acts 4:13 says: "When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus." Do you want that to be said of you? That you were with Jesus and people could see Him through you?
Not only should people "see" Jesus in us, but we should "tell" them the Good News! We do this by witnessing every chance we get.
Contrary to popular belief, we do need to change. As Christians, we continually go through the sanctification process. We are changed to become more like Christ. Through the things I have discussed above, you can cultivate a deeper relationship with Christ.
I challenge you today to include these into your resolution-- that you'll read your Bible, pray, and reflect Jesus by sharing the Good News.
If you don't know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, feel free to contact me through my email address (above) and I'll try and help answer any questions you may have.
God Bless, and Happy New Year!