It’s January again. Can you believe it? I set this post to run at 12:01 a.m. so that I could be the first to wish you a Happy New Year!
Today, the first day of 2016, a new series begins on the blog…
Have you ever said those words? I know I have, more than once!
I know I’ve started healthy eating plans before, but it’s for real this time.
I’ve tried to read through my one year Bible plan before, but I will for real this time.
I need to strengthen my prayer life. I’ve tried before, but it will happen for real this time.
Yes, we’ve all had those commitments we began with good intentions, but somewhere along the way we fizzled out. After noticing this pattern in my own life, I discovered the power of God’s promises that help us stick with our best plans and make changes for the better, once and for all!
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT).
When we don’t follow through with our positive steps forward, the guilt leaves us feeling like we’ve failed. We often think, What’s the use? If I can’t keep up the work, why bother trying again? The passage above reminds us how useful God’s Word is for correcting our wrong habits and teaching us what’s right. Scripture equips us. It helps us stay the course and see radical progress in our lives.
We will be talking about this topic all month long. Will you join me? I’m excited to have some special guests stop in from time to time and share what they’ve learned, as well. Growing is more fun when we do it together, right?
Hope you’ll visit each Friday, ready to discover God’s promises and learn strategies to help us make a positive change in our lives and stick to it, for real this time!
All scriptures on the blog are linked back to Bible Gateway, a wonderful site for studying God’s Word. Simply click on the links to take you directly to that passage on www.biblegateway.com. From there you can explore different translations, study commentaries, and much more.