Spiritual Health in the New Year

Each New Years’ Eve, many reflect on the past year’s events. They typically consider the effects these events had on their lives and also ponder on what the future may bring. There is something else that one should also consider not only this New Year but daily. It is one’s spiritual health. Is it getting stronger or weaker? Is attending church still a priority? Do you pray daily? Here are several NIV Bible verses for one to daily reflect upon to improve one’s spiritual health.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”

John 15:16 “you did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit, fruit that will last”.

Ephesians 2: 8-9 “For it is by Grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift from God–not by works, so that no one can boast”.

In these verses God tells us of His great love for all people. A love that is unchangeable, everlasting, and unconditional. These verses brings one peace of mind knowing that God has done everything to save one from hell. He sent his son to live a perfect life then die on a cross to take away all our sins and overcome death to give us the gift of eternal life with Him. Our sin was the only weapon Satan had to use against us that would send us to hell and Jesus took this weapon away permanently. In John 15:16, God makes it very clear that we do not have any part in our salvation, God gets all the glory. In Ephesians, again God makes it clear that there is nothing we can do to ensure we are going to heaven, it is a gift from God that we did not, nor cannot earn.
This New Year, ponder on these Bible verses daily. May the Holy Spirit work his good works in your hearts and minds to increase your faith and bring you great joy!
God’s Blessings to you and your loved ones throughout 2019 and the years to come.