New for the New Year

new year copyThe New Year is here!
Gone is any doubt that the world would end on December 21, 2012, according to the Mayan calendar.
So things continue as usual. It seems to me that it continues to get worse and not better.
The economy is bad.
Joblessness is up.
Crime is bad.
Morality is on the rise.
Wars and rumors of wars are happening with the threat of a new war ever looming on the horizon.
I don’t mean to be a pessimist or paint a bleak picture but you know it’s the truth.
You can’t do anything about these things, even if you elect a new president or member of congress from the other party. It just doesn’t seem to make a difference.
While you cannot change the external things around you, you can change the internal part of you – what you think, how you act, the things you say, and your attitude.

This is what God told Moses, “Set up the Tabernacle on the first day of the new year.” Ex 40:2
What a great way to begin a New Year – setting up and preparing for God.
That preparation must begin in you.
God asks this question, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?” 1 Cor 6:19

What a great way to start off the New Year by setting up the Tabernacle/Temple of your body as the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.
This will lead you to be more peaceful, joyful, praise-giving, and worshipful.
Your prayer life will increase in duration and power.
Your attitude will change and you will find contentment in yourself as others find it in you also.
So strive to follow those words to set up the Tabernacle on the first day of the New Year!

One thought on “New for the New Year

  1. How strange that I’ve been thinking of all the effort put into building a beautiful house of worship in the old O.T. And how little I think of the tabernacle (self) that the Spirit of God dwells in now. Such details, only the best materials, continues care. Seems the Lord is always talking to me of improvements…….And I like this being the year of the oreo!


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