DID YOU MAKE A LIST OF YOUR NEW YEAR'S
At the start of a new year some people take the time to make a list of
things they want to change in their lives, they list new things they want
to do, as well as new dreams they want to follow. What is on your list
The embarrassing thing about a new year's
list is that most of the time, it is soon forgotten, the intentions are
never reached and plans are never carried out.
WHAT WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?
Remember that when you became a Christian God didn't take you out of your
circumstances, He sent you back INTO your circumstances.
Everything is still the same, yet, everything can be different because YOU
are different: anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is
forgotten, and everything is new. (2 Cor 5:17 CEV)
CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT 2006!
Don't become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you
think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really
wants-what is good, pleasing, and perfect. (Rom 12:2 GW)
Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are
only as many days in the year as we make use of. One person gets a weeks
value out of a year while another person gets a full years value out of a
~ Charles Richards
SURRENDER EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE TO
Let the Lord into every aspect of your life, not only the spiritual
things, but also the everyday things
A NEW KIND OF LIST FOR THIS YEAR
Make a different list this year. Study the Word of God to find out what He
wants from you, what will please Him, and make a new decision to do the
things that will be to the glory of God.
Well, whatever you do
do it all for
God's glory. (1 Cor 10:31 GNB)
If you want God to go with you in 2006,
you must to go with Him.
OCCUPATION or OTHER ROUTINE WORK
Submit to your boss, take orders, respect him: Servants, take orders from
your masters with all respect; not only if they are good and gentle, but
even if they are bad-humoured.
(1 Pet 2:18 BBE)
Do your job, as if you are doing it for
the Lord: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you
were working for the Lord and not for people.
(Col 3:23 GNB)
Commit to bring your children into a relationship with the Lord: My family
and I are going to worship and obey the LORD!
(Jos 24:15 CEV)
Teach your children: Raise them properly.
Teach them and instruct them about the Lord.
(Eph 6:4 CEV)
Respect your husband:
every wife must respect her husband.
(Eph 5:33 GNB)
Submit to your husband: Wives, understand
and support your husbands by submitting to them in ways that honour the
(Col 3:18 MSG)
Be faithful to your husband: Marriage is
to be honoured by all, and husbands and wives must be faithful to each
(Heb 13:4 GNB)
Avoid immorality: stay away from sexual sins. Other sins that people
commit don't affect their bodies the same way sexual sins do. People who
sin sexually sin against their own bodies.
(1 Cor 6:18 GW)
Don't let sexual sin, perversion of any
kind, even be mentioned among you. (Eph 5:3 GW)
Be satisfied with what you have: What did we bring into the world?
Nothing! What can we take out of the world? Nothing! So then, if we have
food and clothes, that should be enough for us.(1 Tim 6:7-8 GNB)
Don't love money: Keep your lives free
from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. (Heb 13:5
Guard yourself from greed: Don't be
greedy! Owning a lot of things won't make your life safe.
(Luke 12:15 CEV)
Read the Bible and apply it in your life: Study it day and night, and make
sure that you obey everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous
and successful. (Jos 1:8 GNB)
Pray: Continue steadfastly in prayer,
being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (Col 4:2 ESV)
Praise and worship: sing hymns and psalms
to the Lord with praise in your hearts.
(Eph 5:19 GNB)
Don't waste your time on worthless things: Make the most of every chance
you get. Don't live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand
what the Master wants. (Eph 5:15-17 MSG)
Don't spend too much time and money on your appearance: Beauty doesn't
come from hairstyles, gold jewelry, or clothes. Rather, beauty is
something internal that can't be destroyed. Beauty expresses itself in a
gentle and quiet attitude which God considers precious.
(1 Pet 3:3-4 GW)
Charm can be deceiving, and beauty fades
away, but a woman who honours the LORD deserves to be praised. (Prov 31:30
Be gentle: Show a gentle attitude toward everyone. (Phil 4:5 GNB)
Ingredients for a healthy relationship:
you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,
gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one
another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. (Col
Don't be jealous or proud, but be humble
and consider others more important than yourselves. Care about them as
much as you care about yourselves (Phil 2:3-4 CEV)
What are you speaking about? -It's not right that dirty stories, foolish
talk, or obscene jokes should be mentioned among you (Eph 5:4 GW)
Do not gossip: A gossip can never keep a
secret. Stay away from people who talk too much.
(Prov 20:19 GNB)
Do no hurt someone with your words: Don't
say anything that would hurt another person. Instead, speak only what is
good so that you can give help wherever it is needed. That way, what you
say will help those who hear you. (Eph 4:29 GW)
Do not lie:
you must keep from speaking
evil and stop telling lies. (1 Pet 3:10 GNB)
HELPING AND SERVING OTHERS
Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative
and do it for them!
(Luke 6:31 MSG)
But don't forget to help others and to
share your possessions with them. (Heb 13:16 CEV)
Love your enemies and do good to them;
lend and expect nothing back. (Luke 6:35 GNB)
The Lord is faithful and
kind. He will help you and give you the courage and perseverance to keep
every commitment that you have made!