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And So A New Year

I wrote the following poem on new year’s eve as people often use the new year’s eve to make resolutions, time to change over a new leaf, time to promise yourself you’ll do better at something.

The thing is we cannot change ourselves, even as Christians, we can promise ourselves or God that we will do better, better Bible reading, better prayer life, better serving.

The only way we can change is by knowing Jesus, by possessing a new life in Christ. So the NYE poem was for those on my Facebook to come to Christ and the scriptures followed:

And so a new year

Usually brings cheer

As we hope for a good one to come

But will it be so

Unless the Saviour you know

And the hope of an eternal home

For each passing day

We are fading away

Whether virus we have or no

But with Christ in your heart

When you eventually depart

To our God in heaven you will go

So do not delay

Call on His name today

The name that will save you from your sin

And start the new year

Full of grace and good cheer

And a new life of walking with Him

Romans 10:13

13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

John 10:10b Jesus said:

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Colossians 2:6-7

6 Since you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, live in union with him. 7 Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving.

Then the NYD poem was for believers to keep praying for loved ones and all those who are lost, as this is our calling in our new life, this is why Christ died. And how my heart yearns for the lost, our loved ones, I know the Lord knows what He is doing and maybe He has to take those we love places we'd rather they didn't go, but God is sovereign and merciful, and while today is still a day of grace

then I shall weep before my God for those who are still far off, for only Jesus can save them from their sin:

We look to the one

Who gave us His Son

So our needs and desires could be met

In saving from sin

So we can begin

Our prayers upon Him to set

For those still without

Give a merciful shout

And seek forgiveness from Jesus our King

'Oh Lord save the lost

Teach us the measureless cost'

As our loved ones to you we bring

And then on that day

As our loved ones will say

"All blessing and honour and glory,

Belongs to the one

Who gave us His Son"

As we share our salvation story

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore he (Jesus) is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

Lord bless you this day as you depend on Him alone for all things.



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