Every person I know is glad to put the year 2020 in our rearview mirror. We learned a new kind of flexibility which we didn’t even know existed before. We learned to be fluid, not just flexible. I hope sometime soon I can leave my masks behind. I hope I can leave some social distancing behind. There are people I want to hug. There are people I haven’t seen in a long time and would love to have a reunion with. My prayer is we can experience positive changes in 2021 and get back to a way of life which includes more personal times of outreach.
Still, we can find positives throughout 2020 which we should not leave behind. Some people have grown in prayer. Some have studied the Bible more. It is possible that during times of isolation, some of us might have grown closer to the Lord. In fact, if we have used those times of isolation for the purpose of growing closer to God, we might not want to leave those “quiet times” behind. I hope you and I will find enough time during 2021 for intimacy with God. Should we forget the most valuable lessons of 2020, God might just allow us to experience a harsher year.
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
When the world forgets to give God glory and honor, He will get the world’s attention. Let’s spend our lives making sure God gets the glory! This is the only thing we can do of lasting value. Giving Him glory is something which was important in 2020, will be in 2021 and will forever be throughout eternity. In F.A.I.T.H. Riders, we often say, “Keep bragging on Jesus!” Let’s live to point people to the Savior of the world. What if we make this our New Year’s resolution?
In Jesus’ care,
Pastor Jerry Jeter