Growing Closer to God

Well, today we begin a new year! 2022 is behind us and 2023 lies ahead like a blank canvas waiting to be filled! Right now, many of us are thinking about what we’d like to do differently in the New Year. Many of us will come up with a New Year’s resolution or two today in hopes that we will be able to better ourselves in 2023. Maybe you want to exercise more or eat healthier. It could be that you want to be more intentional about spending time with your family or to be more committed to the church.

Well, no matter how many resolutions you’re going to attempt in 2023, I want to add one to your list. In the New Year I want to encourage you to make spending time with God a priority. I might even challenge you to spend time with him every single day of 2023 in Bible reading and prayer.

Growing closer to God, is a resolution that will never let you down if you stick with it! 1 Timothy 4:8 says, “for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” Spending time with God and becoming more like him in character is valuable in every way!

The best part is that as you grow close to God, he’ll draw close to you too. It’s not just a one-sided effort! James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”