Archive for Thursday, January 9, 2014

Make working on relationship with God part of New Year’s goals

January 9, 2014

It is this time of year that we sit down and evaluate our lives.

We set goals or make resolutions for the New Year. You might want to get healthier, lose weight, or it is something that deals with relationships.

What about your relationship with God?

Where is he in your life this next year?

Is that a relationship you are making a priority this next year?

Our relationship with God should be our highest priority in our life and there is always room to improve. Even as a pastor, I try to do better today than I did yesterday in my relationship with God. It is easy to allow life and our calendar of events to take up all of our days and nights, until we have nothing left to give to God. If we are focusing on God first in our day to day life, then everything else will fall in place.

Now, I’m not saying that life will be perfect and without problems. I am saying that with God in our corner, we have strength and someone to lean on for support. Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 17:20 as he was replying to a question of theirs of why they couldn’t do something that he did. Jesus replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” I think that whatever your goals or resolutions are for the next year are possible, as long as God is the priority. Everything we do in life should be for God and for his glory.

— Rev. Ryan Keltner is associate pastor at Cornerstone Family Worship in Tonganoxie

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