Thursday, December 27, 2018

What changes are you going to make in 2019?

What changes are you going to make in your life this year? Stephen discusses priorities that might be appropriate to make as we enter another new year.
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What changes are you going to make this year to your priorities?
Sometimes in life, we have to accept the inevitable! There is a quote by Francis of Assisi where he says
Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Starting a New Year

As you start the new year let me remind you of something we can change.
We can change what we value this year and where our priorities lie! Maybe 2018 was a bad year for you! Illness has been stalking you! You have fears about the future! Life has been very uncertain! Often when we cannot change our circumstances we can control how we respond to them.

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The Lord Jesus often spoke about life and it’s priorities. On one occasion he was talking to a group of people and told them ‘Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness (every form of greed); for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions’. In effect, Jesus was saying that ‘life does not equal success’. All of the things we accumulate do not add up to ‘the good life’. As we start this year we need to re-evaluate what we prize most in life.

What’s On Your List of Priorities?

Ok, so let’s look at our list! It probably includes family, friends, health, community and the such like! But is your soul on the list? You may be asking what do I mean? The Bible talks about you as a soul and in fact, in the aviation industry they still talk about the number of ‘souls on board’  – why? Because humans are not just bodies they are living souls.

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Every human being is very precious in the sight of God. So precious that the wealth of the world cannot pay the price for your soul. Psalm 49.7,8 says, ‘Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life (his soul) for the ransom of their life is costly’. In effect, God is saying that you are priceless. Thankfully society still believes that souls are valuable. That is why we invest so much in healthcare, medical solutions, health and safety, search and rescue etc. Why spend thousands on one soul? Because life is fragile and irreplaceable!

What Changes are you Going to Make?

As I close I want to return to my initial comments. What changes are you going to make this year to your priorities? Will you value your soul? Jesus said ‘For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?’ 2
The truth of the matter is that ‘God did not send his Son (Jesus) into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him’ 3. I trust and pray that you will have a great 2019.
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Stephen Baker

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Life is full of questions and often the answers are difficult. Stephen Baker seeks to answer various questions about life and faith using the Bible as his only source. Listen to Stephen’s show, “Life Questions,” on HopeStreamRadio as he tackles the challenge of life questions.

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