Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, we have the opportunity to make big changes to our life through changing our lifestyle, attitude, or habits. They say that the most important thing in life is our attitude – how we perceive the things that happen to us. Taking this one step further, the most important thing to change is our spiritual attitude – how we perceive God in the things that happen to us. When we choose to see God’s infinite goodness in every thing that happens to us this year – both the good and the bad – we are actually choosing to be happy, fulfilled, blessed, and thankful instead of jealous, spiteful, dejected, or angry. The Bible tells us that the person whose hope is in the Lord is like a tree planted by streams of water – whatever they do prospers. Make 2019 a prosperous year by choosing to see God in all that happens.
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” – Psalm 1:1-3 NIV