The year 2020 is a special year. Not because it is twenty twenty, no, not because we are starting a new decade. The year is special because of the plan that God has for us. God lives in eternity. We live in time and time is a segment of eternity.
When you were born again, it was an actual spiritual birth; it wasn’t something “religious” that transpired; you came to life as a new creation, born of the Word, and the Word of God is God: _Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” (1 Peter 1:23)
God’s dream is to see you walk in His Word and manifest to the world the greatness He placed within you. Fulfilling your God-given purpose, dreams and aspirations is like running a race. And if you’re going to successfully run that race as a child of God, you have to lay aside every weight; that is, every distraction, burden or impediment, and run with patience, with your gaze firmly fixed on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:1-2)
There’re those who are always legalistic in their views and approaches to life and spiritual instructions. They believe in, and demand a strict literal adherence to spiritual instructions. If you were given an instruction to invite a soul to church, for example, learn to stretch yourself beyond the limits; go the extra mile by inviting and witnessing to much more than the number you’ve been assigned.
If you look into your life and the receding year in retrospect, you’d find that the Lord has been so gracious and kind; His love, mercy and grace have seen us through a very remarkable year. Therefore, in celebrating all that He’s done for you, there’re four important things to do in your gratitude and appreciation.