A New Year, A New Beginning

December 28, 2016 · 

Can you believe that 2016 is about to come to a close? As we approach 2017, many people begin making New Year’s resolutions--goals they want to reach and things they want to achieve in the coming year. They hold forth the promise of change, of something different. Something exciting. Maybe even adventurous. But, ultimately, of hope.

Hope of spending more time with loved ones, getting out of debt or saving more money, giving up something (smoking, drinking, coffee, etc), losing weight, or trying something new.

These are among some of the top resolutions people make every year. There is nothing wrong with making resolutions. However, it is easy to see why so many keep failing at keeping their resolutions- misplaced hope. People put their hope in themselves.

Ultimately, not one of these resolutions provides lasting hope. Not one draws you closer to Christ. As you begin thinking about the New Year, I urge you to consider resolutions to deepen your relationship with Christ. Here are a few to consider.

• Read the Bible more
• Pray more
• Memorize Scripture
• Go to church regularly
• Increase generosity with regard to serving and tithing

This year, I hope you will join me in setting resolutions that will provide lasting hope.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23


Troy Miller
President & CEO