When the clock struck midnight a cascade of balloons and confetti fell from the ceiling, flying everywhere. Then God’s people sang out in worship to the King of Kings. There is no better way to ring in the new year than at a late night church service with my church family! So there is was, 2017 began with a bang and a burst of pure joy! It was a beautiful night!
No resolutions. No lists of things that are wrong with me and need to be fixed, or things that I want to change about my life. Just a goal to set my eyes on Him and to walk towards Him each and every day. A goal to be active in my faith. My one goal for 2017 is this: At the end of each day I want to be able to look back and know that I did something to actively walk towards God that day.
Faith, much like love, should be active. How do you make faith active? I’ve thought on this a lot for the last few weeks. When you love someone you want to learn everything you can about them. You want to please them and make them happy, and you want to spend time with them. How does all of that translate to my faith walk? Reading my Bible, praying, resting in His presence. Loving and serving His children. Faith and love are much the same thing in my humble opinion. Our faith was built on a foundation of love after all. Everything He did, He did because He loves us.
I have never done the one word for the new year thing before, but as I thought on my one goal, my one word was birthed out of that. My one word for 2017 is ACTIVE. Active faith. Active love. Active body.
Actions speak louder than words. This year I’m not just going to speak of faith and love, I’m going to prove it by putting some action behind my words.
If you would like to share, I would love to hear about your goals and resolutions for 2017! You can share in the comments below.