Each new year we make plans, resolutions and start new projects in the hope for good things. I would submit to you that one of the best goals you can make this new year is an increase in relationship with God.
Eph 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Relationship with God is the source of all joy and life. Unfortunately, many of us have not found life in religious practice. Paul prays for the Ephesians that the Spirit of wisdom and revelation would come on them that they might “know him better.” I want to encourage you today to make a focused prayer a part of your new year. “Lord Jesus, I want to know you better.” Life is found in person to person contact in love. Joy is found as we connect, Father to child, in the life that our loving Father wants to pour into us. The motivation to act, change and grow is not found in “shoulds and oughts”, but in the motivation of joy and love.I encourage you today, join with Paul and pray for yourself and those that you love, that this wonderful Spirit of wisdom and revelation would be poured out so that you might know Him better! Happy New Year!