Happy New Year, friends!
December 31, 2017 snuck up on me, but I wasn’t sad to see the old year end. The New Year will bring one of our two daughters and her family back from Africa for a visit. We have much to look forward to in 2018.
Whether you’re cheering on the New Year or not, let’s you and I press pause for a few moments to begin 2018 with ready hearts, resting in the light.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
Psalm 119:105, NIV
2018 represents a fresh start. A New Year gives the gift of twelve months abounding in opportunities and, yes, challenges. What better way to welcome a New Year than to direct our attention to 12 Bible verses or passages that can point us to the path of truth and grace.Welcome the New Year with 12 Bible verses that will light your path. Click To Tweet
For your convenience, here are a few ideas for how you might use this listing of 12 Bible verses or passages, one for each of the 12 months.
• Meditate on the month’s verse daily.
• Download the month’s verse graphic to your phone or computer for easy access.
• Keep the listing or month’s verse in your Bible for review during your daily reading.
• In your journal, rewrite the verse as a personal prayer.
• Examine the verse, considering the setting and context.
• Do a word study on the words I bolded, or on other words in the verses that draw your attention.
• Memorize the verse or passage.
• Print off the verse or passage graphic for the current month and post it on your bathroom mirror or on the refrigerator door for quick reference.
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 8:12, NIV
“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7, NIV
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10, NIV
“Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:11, NIV
“He [God] guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Psalm 25:9, NIV
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:21, NIV
“But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” Psalm 3:3, NIV
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5, NIV
“The LORD gives strength to His people; the LORD blesses His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11, NIV
“The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11, NIV
“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs…. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever.” Psalm 100:1, 2 & 5, NIV
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45, NIV
Do you know someone who might enjoy this 2018 Bible Verse Calendar? I’d be thrilled if you’d share the link on your social media or in a private message with family and friends!
I’m grateful we’re on this journey together. Thanks much for walking through 2017 with me. Here’s to God’s best for you in this New Year!
Love and hugs,
If you’re starting the new year grappling with grief, you might find encouragement in When Grief Gives Way to Gifts.
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If you teeter-totter with perfectionist tendencies, you might find inspiration in 3 Things Perfectionists Won’t Tell You.
Click here for a download of 30 Bible Verses that will help you grasp more of the grace and freedom that is yours in Christ.