Happy New Year! After our brief foray into advent, we are back to our core values, and we have the perfect one for the beginning of 2017:
Without the empowering of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish nothing.
Sounds harsh, doesn’t it? By ourselves we can’t do anything. Your knee-jerk reaction may be to deny this truth. But your own history should be enough to prove that this is, in fact, spot-on.
How many times have you vowed, with a New Year’s resolution or just a sudden surge of motivation, that you were going to improve yourself? This time you are going get organized and stay organized. This time you are going to lose the weight and keep it off. This time is going to be different.
This time can be different, but only if you accept the help that God is offering. He will renew you from the inside out so that you can conquer your faults once and for all. The first step is to recognize that you cannot do it alone.
It’s true that without the empowering of the Holy Spirit we can accomplish nothing, but that’s just the negative side of things. On the flip side, with the Holy Spirit’s help, we can accomplish anything.