Start 2013 By Remembering He Is On The Throne Ruling And Reigning

By: Amanda Mattingly 0 Comments   12/28/2012

It is now a few days after Christmas, and we are quickly approaching the New Year. As many of us enter into a time of making new resolutions, career ambitions, and health goals, it is important to think back and reflect on what Christ has done for us through the Christmas season.

While I make my new goals for 2013, I want to keep Christ at the center of all my ambitions and decision-making. And this always begins with remembering who He is and what He has done for us. All throughout the Christmas season, I listened to one of my favorite Christmas songs by Downhere called “ How Many Kings?”

The song talks about how God sent His son to us in the form of a baby in a manger to rescue us from a world of sin and bondage—providing us with redemption and everlasting love. The chorus of the song reads:

How many kings, stepped down from their thrones?

How many lords have abandoned their homes?

How many greats have become the least for me?

How many gods have poured out their hearts to romance a world that has torn all apart?

How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

Only one did that for me.

This is what we celebrated on Christmas. However, too often, we can find ourselves celebrating this throughout the Christmas season but then forgetting about what God has done for us for the rest of the year…until Christmas arrives again.

With so many false religions that do not know of a personal and loving god, we often take for granted what Christ sacrificed for us. God sent his son in the form of a baby to become human just like us…eventually to suffer a horrendous death in order to save us from a devastating eternity separated from God.

Jesus came down to earth from his throne in Heaven to become “the least for me.” How incredible it is that we have a God that would do this for us! I don’t ever want to forget what Christmas truly meant and how this should affect the rest of my year and my faith in Christ.

So I encourage you that as we prepare our lists of various ambitions and resolutions we have for 2013, to keep God at the center of them all, asking that He would reveal to us ways we should aim to grow closer to Him.

It is through the Christmas story and later the resurrection of Jesus that we can find redemption. This year can be a brand new year for us to grow closer to our Savior, and for some who have never known Christ as savior…this can be the year that God changes your entire life!

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