> Are there things that you would change about 2008 if given the chance?
> Are there lives that have been changed because of you in 2008?
As children of God we have such an accountability. So much responsibility. I know that there are things that I would change about 2008, as I'm sure most of you do. What we need to remember is that we DO NOT want to make the same mistakes twice. We don't want to have to 'lick that calf over again' as we would say in Georgia. We need to remember that we are to redeem the time according to Scripture, because the days are evil (Eph. 5:16) The more evil the day the harder the task and we need to be busy about the Father's business while there is still time. The Lord's work is different for each of us, but no less important than any other persons job.
We need to be more fervent in our Bible reading, Bible study, prayer and witnessing. These are not new year's resolutions, but areas that tend to sometimes get pushed aside a bit (especially during busy holiday seasons) and not coveted as the precious jewels that they are. If we are to endure as good soldiers, then we must have our armour on and be ready to do battle. Because just as assuredly as we know the Lord's return in nigh, so does the devil and we need to be ready to fight. We can not be ready if we have not read up, studied up, prayed up or emptied out (of self).
May each of us strive in 2009 to be more of what the Lord would have us be.
Happy New Year!