"..He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."~John 14:21....."Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."~Proverbs 4:23
If I am indifferent to, or do not know the Word of God, I find myself in a rough sea, not knowing which way to turn and my life is full of toiling to overcome:
Fear, anxiety, worry , anger
Secret sins, thoughts, habits,
Discontent, complaining, self-condemnation,
Old resentments, broken relationships,
Unforgiving attitudes, regrets, and grievances,
Idolatry of power, possessions, persons,
Sins unable to abandon, addictions...
As a New Year has begun, let us do a personal inventory asking the Lord if there be any sin that stands between us, any weight that is holding us back from growing closer to our Saviour. Let's ask God to search our hearts ...Together let's set some new goals for the year that will help us to grow closer to Him and be all that He wants us to be, For His Sake!
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. for consider him that endured such contradictions of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds." ~Hebrews 12:2,3