Some Bible verses to encourage you for the New Year. :) Meditate on these verses! God bless us all in 2016 and may we draw closer and closer to Jesus and may we learn to love our enemies, to bless them and pray for them, just like our Lord commands us to do, so that we can be children of our Father in Heaven. Jesus tells us to be perfect, therefore, as our heavenly Father is perfect. Let us strive for that.︵‿†♡
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.
~•Philippians 3:13-14 The Message (MSG)
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”
~•Lamentations 3:22-24 NKJV
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
~•Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.
~•Proverbs 16:9 NKJV
You crown the year with Your goodness,
And Your paths drip with abundance.
~•Psalm 65:11 NIV
“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
~•Mark 11:25-26 NIV
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
~•James 5:16 NKJV
“Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”
~•Habakkuk 1:5 NIV