image“Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.”  Philippians 3:16 KJV

Today a lot of people will be making resolutions, planning to accomplish so much with their life in this new year.  Statistics show us that most of them will be abandoned before many days have passed.

As followers of the Lord, our only resolution should be to draw closer to the Lord.  From all the things that are happening in our world, we know that His coming draws very near.  Our aim and goal is to be ready for His coming and to help and encourage others to be ready also.

Daily prayer and Bible reading are very important if we are stay close to the Lord and live the way He wants us to live.  My son encourages his congregation to have “a slot and a spot” every day.  Meeting the Lord in the same place at the same time helps us to maintain our relationship with Him.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, we know your coming is close and this could be the year you return.  Help us to be ready and to help others to be ready also.

Devotion by Anne Johnston



  1. Our message in church tonight, from Ephesians 5, was about living in God’s light–living to BE God’s light. Your message resonates!