Bringing In The New Year — Party Or Pray?

The most popular way to bring in the New Year is to party — to celebrate the mere passing of time  (a New Year is coming, the old one is passing away)  yahoo!  However, many people will admit that New Year’s Eve parties often leave them feeling empty (or hung over).

Perhaps it is time to try a new approach to welcoming the New Year.  Rather that just celebrating the passing of time, why not invest in the New Year by beginning it with prayer?  Instead of making meaningless resolutions, why not offer specific prayers about the coming year?  Instead of trusting in human resolve and will power (which almost always fail us), why not trust in God’s loving ability to answer our prayers?

Let’s pray for a mighty move of God to begin in 2013!

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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