New Year, New Me. Right?

It’s that time of year, new year, new me. Oh, how I dread those words. Why does the year have to change in order for us to realize we’re not happy with the way we are living. I have been guilty of this, but not this year. This is the first year in a very long time where I have been so content on where I am. I made my change a couple months after moving out of my house and into college, crazy the way you learn about the world, yourself, and people around you when you live by yourself, but that is a story for another time.

Even though I am content with the place I am, the school I’m at, the friends I have, my walk with Christ. But I don’t want to stay where I am. I don’t want to settle for content and good enough.

God loves us enough to love us where we are, but He loves us TOO MUCH to leave us there.

As the new year I approached I knew I wanted to better myself and better my walk with God. But that’s a very broad goal. As I was spending time in the word I was reading Philippians 2. Which talks about characteristics of Christ and ways to be like Christ. I’ve read before, but this time I heard more than just, “he was obedient to death, even death on a cross.” well duh, I already knew he died on the cross for me.  God has a way to reveal to us his word in a new and different way each time we spend time with Him. As I was reading I came across all these adjectives that described Jesus and how He was and how He still is.

Jesus is…

Loving

Self-less

Humble

Serving

Obedient

As I was reading these, I wanted these things. I wanted people to think of these descriptions when they thought of me and know it is BECAUSE OF JESUS.

Loving:  phil 2:2 ‘Be like minded, having the same love, being one in spirit.’

Self-less: phil 2:7 ‘But Jesus made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant.’ He came to Earth as man, so he could serve. How awesome is that Jesus completely worthy of being served chose to come down as man to serve others. If that’s not self-less, I’m not sure what is.

Humble: phil 2:8 He humbled Himself – Jesus did not make it all about Him, he humbled himself to the point of death on a cross- for US.

Serving: Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give His life for many, for all. If Jesus didn’t have your heart before now he should now, how awesome is that, that he came to serve not because he had to but because it was God’s will. I want that!!

Obedient: phil 2:8 ‘He became obedient to death, even death on a cross.’ Jesus was obedient to ANYTHING, there was no limit.

Lord, my prayer is this, that me and whoever may read this, that our goal for this new is not to be selfish and disobedient, but to strive to be more like Jesus. Be so loving because you have loved us first. {1 john 4:19} Lead us to be servants, not to be served. Guide us to humble ourselves to anything. I pray we are obedient to Your will, not ours.

Whether this new year brings contentment or change. I pray that we ALL no matter what place in our journey we may be in, that we will always seek to be like Christ. He paid it all. for us. Because He does love YOU that much.

Blessings on blessings

xoxo

julz 🙂

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