For last year the central idea or theme of my life was living in thankfulness. It is an area that God has been working on me for a very long time and it will continue to be something that I have to practice every day. If living in thankfulness is not something that you are focused on then I challenge you to start doing so right now. If you commit to doing so then I promise it will change your life for the better.
But this is a new year, and God has given me a new theme. It is an invitation and it is very exciting. It is simply this: Come and see!
God is asking me to come and see all that He is doing. His invitation is for a lifetime but it is renewed every single day. He says to me “this is a new day, come and see the wonder of my creation” and “this is a new day, come and see what I will do for you”.
This is the same invitation that He offered so many times in His book, the Bible. Remember the shepherds in the field that night so long ago? The angels appeared to them and said “Come and see the place where he is laid”. Recall the story of Abram, before God changed his name. The Lord said to him, arise and go to the country that I will show you (come and see what I have for you there!). Even the woman at the well received the same invitation. Jesus said to her “if you drink from my living water, you will never thirst again” (come and see the power of God’s word to change a life forever!).
Come and see! Come and see! Over and over when God meets us He offers us the choice to come and see. He never chooses for us (because perfect love never coerces) but always with wisdom and love He offers the chance at a new life. His power, if we let it, will bring that which is dead in us back to life. His power will mend that which is broken and bring hope and salvation to the those who have wandered in darkness for so long.
I can’t wait to come and see all that He has for us in this new year! No matter how good or how bad last year was for you, it is over. It is in the past and you can’t go back and re-do it. All you have is today (because we are not promised tomorrow) and the same invitation from the same God who loves you so much. You have a new opportunity. You have another chance. You have the power to choose God’s way and then let Him show you how amazing every day with Him can be. God is waiting to do awesome things in your life, in your home, in your family, in your job , in your church and in your community. He just wants you to be there with Him. Won’t you come and see that the Lord is good?