By: Gary L. Hutchens
As we enter into a new year, there’s a question that ought to be up front in everybody’s mind: “How’s My Relationship With God?” At about this time every year people consider how their lives are going. They reflect on what happened to them last year and look ahead to what is realistically appearing for them on the horizon.
Sometimes they like what they see and just want it to continue. More often, though, they see situations they would like to change. They zero in on the changes they want to work on most as the new year begins. They make resolutions to do what needs to be done to bring about those changes, whatever they might be.
Most New Year’s Resolutions eventually fall by the wayside, left unfulfilled. With many of these, however, some benefit is achieved by at least focusing on the need and beginning a process of change. Hopefully, progress is made toward the eventual goal. When resolutions are faithfully worked on and fulfilled, such success brings a special sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
At times, almost everybody has a serious situation in their lives they need to change. It can be almost anything that negatively affects an individual’s life. Generally, such situations do not just work themselves out on their own. The problem has to be recognized and diligent work done toward an effective solution.
There is no greater need in one’s life than to have a good relationship with God! So many people realize that something is missing in their lives, but they’re not sure just what it is. They grope around, not really knowing what to look for to fill the void and end up going through an extended hit-or-miss process that leaves them frustrated.
Being in a right relationship with God can eliminate many potential problems in life, and it can solve others. Nothing can fill the need for God in your life, except God Himself! You need to understand Who God is and what He can do for you. The Bible is rich in wisdom, knowledge and direction that comes from God.
What better time than right now, at the beginning of a new year, to change your life by studying God’s word and learning His will? This resolution can make a huge difference in your life, an eternal difference! Is your relationship with God all that it should be? Is it all that it can be?
Make the change. Begin to study the Bible in a common sense, straightforward way, and see what a difference for good it can make in your life. We, here at Sunny Slope, would like to help you. If you’ll ask us, we’ll make time to sit down with you and study God’s word together. If you’d like to study on your own, we have many free study guides that will help you grow in knowledge and faith. Begin this year by getting more in touch with your Heavenly Father. Study with us…
Gary L. Hutchens