There is nothing mystical about a new year; no new powers and no Biblical mandate for a special celebration. However, a new year is like the big elephant in the room; it can’t be ignored. A new year forces us to look at our lives and it places us in a mindset of establishing goals. We can’t help it, but to look at the last twelve months and how we keep carrying certain things year after year. Very rare that many end a year with a sense of total satisfaction. Year after year we see many of our goals unfulfilled; year after year many of us see our waistline expanding and those nice pants that we love so much hang in our closets as reminders that we must change. The New Year forces us to do an inventory of our lives and the way we are living! I know that many already wrote their resolutions down; that is a good thing! However, there is one resolution that will not leave us disappointed at the end of the year; Psalm 37:4 tells us:
“Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.” NIV
The word “delight” means: “Great enjoyment and pleasure.” This year make it your resolution to delight in the Lord. The promise is that if you do; He will give the desires of your heart. The reason why many of us end the year so dissatisfied is because we insist on giving our delight to things, places and people. Consequently, we ignore God. As we enter the New Year, make it your resolution to delight in the Lord and let everything else in your life flow out of His presence like a stream of water that will forever quench your thirst for the abundant life that Jesus has for you.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 NKJV