Come to Jesus
Some of us like to slip into a place quietly, unnoticed, and blend in. Others of us like to make an entrance, grand and obvious. Still others choose a more laid-back approach and enter casually with neither timidity nor hoopla. Whether our entrance into a place is done with splendor or minute remembrance or noticeability, we’ve all crossed the threshold of a door into some event in life—a marriage, a banquet, even a new year…
What about this New Year, how will we come into it? How will we make our entrance? Will it be with burden and baggage? Fear, pain and regret? Discouragement and hopelessness? Apathy, stagnancy? Or, will it be with boldness and strength? With forgiveness, healing and grace? With thanksgiving and praise? Regardless, 2021 will prove to be a year of exactly what we choose.
If we choose indecision, doubt, and a lack of commitment, then we will see the results of such. If we choose fear and lies, then we will bear the consequences. If we hold hands with disbelief, anger, and doubt, then the subsequent effects of those things will etch their mark. But, if we choose differently, then different it will be. Read the following from Isaiah 61:
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”
This prophecy about Christ details the marvelous and amazing work He can do, will do and has already done. If we choose Him, and all that He promises that He can do for us, our course for the year will change. If we stop trying to do things in our own power and instead rely on Him, then we will see a different year than the one before.
As we cross into this New Year, let’s come to Jesus. If we need to enter 2021 more bold to share the Gospel, we must come to Jesus. If we need our broken hearts healed, freedom from captivity and darkness, if we need comfort, beauty, joy, and a heart full of praise… we must come to Jesus. Let him show you what He can do in 2021.
FBC Aztec Member