I for one have been opposed to the idea of new year resolutions. The entire statement reaks of broken promises and antiquated ideas we only tell ourselves to feel significant. My pessimistic outlook definitely rears its ugly head towards the beginning of the year.
This year was a little different. For whatever reason, I approached this new year with an idea of having disdain for the same old narrative. Feeling as if I'm in a rut that was only created by me but also lead the charge of wanting to finally bring some changes in my life. For the Christian, change is constant and very necessary.
In Psalm 51:10 - It proclaims "create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit in me." I am reminded that for the Christian we are called to understand who Christ is and what he has done, which should bring about a repentant heart. A repentant heart humbly comes before a holy God and asks for a clean and pure heart. The term new also suggest that you are asking to start over. There is nothing wrong with asking to start over. It is necessary.
As we enter this brand new year let us take inventory of our souls. Let us not run from our flaws, but run to them with a mighty vigor. Acknowledge who God is and the finished work of the cross, and realize with his power you can make a change.
This youth group has a commitment to creating a space where we can be ourselves while glorifying God.
Created with images by Sebastian Mantel - "Glasses and laptop from above"