It’s the time of year when we start hearing all about new year’s resolutions. The seemingly endless messages seem to be something like, “new year; new you.” We might even join in, vowing to make changes to our diet, exercise habits or lifestyle.
New year’s resolutions aren’t necessarily bad. The beginning of the year does offer a chance to reset and set new goals. But statistics suggest that 80% of resolutions will fail by February.
I’m guessing, at one time or another, we’ve all experienced it, whether tied to a new year’s resolution or not, we decide to make a change only to fall back into our old habits a few days, weeks, or months later.
Sometimes, no matter what we vow to change, no matter what resolution we might make, or what goal we might set, things simply stay the same.
And then, we come to the end of the year, or any other evaluation period, and are disappointed to realize how short we fell. Maybe we even feel like a failure.
But there is something that doesn’t change.
God’s promises to us don’t change with the calendar year or the latest diet or the newest fitness trend. In fact, God’s promises are the same yesterday, today, and forever.
And that gives us reason for hope. We might fall short, but God doesn’t. For God has been and will be faithful.
And so, on Sunday, we’ll turn our attention to the things that don’t change as we begin a new sermon series called, “New Year, Same Promises.” Through this series, I invite us to remember God’s unbreakable and unchanging promises. Then, rooted and grounded in God’s promises, we go out, ready to grow as disciples as we seek to become more and more like Christ.
Grace and peace,