The opportunity for renewal and starting anew. Our mistakes are behind us and we eagerly look forward to a new time that we will be even better. We have a new start for our hopes, desires and dreams. We don't have to wait a year, we have this opportunity every minute of every day. It is better than starting a new game or calling "Kings-X" when you are losing. With a New Year's Resolution the past still haunts you and even the new promises you made to yourself soon fade. Nothing is permanent! Does our commitment go beyond an emotional experience and sustain us? You are right, here it comes, NO! Only JESUS is the sustaining power. Before you can renew your actions you must renew your mind and heart, moment by moment. Do we just go to JESUS when we are in dire need of help, maybe the sensationalism, or the thrill of excitement? Or do we follow HIM because we genuinely believe HE is GOD? 1 Corinthians 2: 16, "...But we have the mind of CHRIST." So this year don't make all kinds of promises of helping the poor and homeless before you help yourself! If you have the mind of CHRIST you will accomplish so much more for the poor and homeless than you ever believed possible. Moment by Moment!
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