It’s a brand new year–2017. I read a survey that said only 9% of New Year’s resolutions are fully realized. Not encouraging, for sure. But the same survey had this information: 45% of people who made resolutions were still at it six months later. And while only 9% fully achieved their resolutions, 48% noted some success.
Why make resolutions at all? I think our desire to change, to become, to achieve worthwhile goals drives us to make resolutions. We want to know that we are choosing–that life is not just happening to us, but that we are living our life, going somewhere.
I believe that God has laid an opportunity and a challenge before us this year–we are calling it “The Year of Sowing.”
God uses this idea throughout Scripture to encourage our faith. If we, as a congregation, sow seeds of faith, and cultivate them, God will give the increase to our labors. In Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, chapter 6, we will see how to unlock this potential for ourselves–His laws of sowing and reaping are totally valid today. What will hold us back from receiving God’s best? Galatians 6 also reveals to us the barrier and God’s key to overcoming it.
Please join me this Sunday as we begin this journey together. This is an empowering truth. Let God’s truth enliven our hearts, inform our minds and direct our paths in this year ahead.
God’s grace to you,
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