Start out the new year right, not with empty resolutions, but with a revolution of the heart. Set your heart on God and allow Him to make you new. God promised His people, through the prophet Ezekiel, that if they would return to Him, if they would cast away their idols and remove other things from the primary position in their lives, that He would give them new hearts and put a new spirit in them. This year, let God’s Spirit renew and refresh you. Let Him lead you. Let Him help you to truly live.
“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: although I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.” ‘Therefore say: “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.” ‘They will return to it and remove all its vile images and detestable idols. I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.” (Ezekiel 11:16-20 NIVUK)