Another New Year’s celebration gives us all an opportunity for a new start, perhaps a new perspective. Here are 3 thought-provoking viewpoints to help launch the New Year. ◊
Before us now is a long weekend of New Year’s fun and celebration. As the holiday season comes to an official end in a few days, people around the world face the new year with various emotions ranging from excitement and joy to fear, anxiety and uncertainty.
We each face our own New Year future full of challenges and obstacles while aspiring toward new heights and goals.
No one’s path is easy. But how we face that path in our own heart, mind and soul is what makes all the difference in determining our own perspective of success or failure.
As I have been writing these weekly Biblical Viewpoints for the past 9 years, I have addressed the passing of a New Year with thoughts and notions that bring a Biblical perspective to the annual winding-down and gearing-up exercise we all going through at this time of year.
What I am presenting here are a selected most popular 3 of New Year’s Biblical Viewpoints for you to pick and chose and read at your leisure this weekend between drinks, food, parties, parades, and ball games. Again, if you’re familiar with my approach, these perspectives are targeted for Christians of all levels, as well as, I believe, non-Christians who are open-minded and inquisitive to the very real questions, issues, and concerns that arise when contemplating the deeper things in life.
This collection includes 1) a new year’s resolution challenge that is life-giving and life-changing; 2) a practical New Year Plan adaptation of a secular Wheel of Worldly Success to a Wheel of Spiritual Success; and 3) an age-old story of one man’s New Year woes that may bring you new perspectives on your own.
May your mind, heart, and spirit be stirred. Have a Happy New Year!
3 Viewpoints for the New Year
Here are 3 Biblical Viewpoints about New Years that lend themselves to good reading and study by yourself or with friends and family this long weekend as another year kicks off:
- The Christian New Year’s Resolution Challenge – Of course, in general New Year’s Resolutions are fun and silly. Some are certainly serious and well intended. But what about a Christian New Year’s Resolution? Here’s one that’s more spiritual than physical, more practical than frivolous, more difficult than impossible. But it can change your life. At least how you approach life each day. Read the Viewpoint here.
- The New Year Plan – Here’s a New Year Planning Tool that’s easy, quick, but profoundly powerful in resetting your course in life. While you will not find the New Year Plan in the Bible, it is a game changer in providing guidance and practical steps to do what you really want to do. Read the Viewpoint here.
- Daniel’s New Year – Anticipating a rough new year? Do you have troubles and challenges facing you? For some perspective, it’s hard to match the upheaval faced by a young teenager named Daniel. Read the Viewpoint here.
Have a very Happy New Year!
“To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” – 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12