HAPPY New Year, Superkids! Let’s stop on that word HAPPY!
Last year was full of surprises and not all of them were good. You probably had some happy and some hard times in 2020. That was definitely my story, but the Lord made it a great year to remember. In every hard place, He was there with me making me better and more joyful! He’s amazing and so faithful! How does He make great things out of hard places?
OK, let’s talk about that.
Romans 5:18 (The Passion Translation) says, “through one righteous act of Jesus’ sacrifice, the perfect righteousness that makes us right with God and leads us to a victorious life is now available to all.”
And Psalm 2:7 says, “I will reveal the eternal purpose of God. For he has decreed over me, ‘You are my favored Son. And as your Father I have crowned you as my King Eternal. Today I became your Father.’”
That’s huge! Look at what it says Jesus did! His act of giving Himself FOR us, gave US His very own RIGHTeousness with God. That means we are as right with God as Jesus is. He had all the demons in hell against Him, yet when the Father spoke of Jesus’ righteousness, He actually called Jesus HIS OWN King. WOW! Can you believe it?
Like the Father gave Jesus victory over the enemy, King Jesus WON your battle! If Jesus won, then because of what He did for us on the cross, He can lead US to a life of WINNING! That’s awesome, right?
YES…IF we are WINNING and not WHINING! I don’t know about you, but I did some whining last year….
I want to get out of the house.
I don’t like wearing a mask!
I don’t like how intense this world has become.
I just want to play with my friends! Yes, I wanted to play with my friends too!
The problem with whining is that you can’t win and whine at the same time. When you focus on all that is wrong, complaining and whining, you can’t see what Jesus has done or is doing for you. But don’t get down on yourself! Jesus isn’t down on you. He knows how it feels to want to complain. That is why He can LEAD you to the place of WINNING. He is the best Shepherd there is when you walk through the valley of the shadow of WHINING! He’ll stick by you, gently guiding and correcting you and you’ll begin to see that He’s leading you to victory, joy, peace and HAPPINESS!
Look at Romans 5 again, this time the last part of verse 20. “Wherever sin increased, there was more than enough of God’s grace to triumph all the more!”
No matter how much negative, hard or yucky stuff the enemy tries to throw at us, Jesus’ victory always produces EVEN MORE power to triumph (WIN)!
Our part is really simple. Jesus did all the hard work for us to be happy and full of joy. If we keep our eyes on Jesus, there is no fight we can’t win, because HE has already won! If we look at what Jesus has done FOR us instead of all the things in life we don’t like, we’ll begin to see HIM instead of what we don’t like. Psalm 17:15 says, “As for me, because I am innocent I will see your face until I see you for who you really are. Then I will awaken with your form and be fully satisfied, fulfilled in the revelation of your glory in me!”
When we focus on Him, we start waking up to the satisfying life He creates for us every day. Superkid, He wants to do miracles for us, if we will let Him. He wants to be our Savior every minute of the day, to save us daily, weekly and yearly, minute by minute, building us into the image of Himself. In other words, He wants to make us just like Him! Psalm 138:3, 8 could be our prayer that comes true this year!
“At the very moment I called out to you, you answered me! You strengthened me deep within my soul and breathed fresh courage into me…. You keep every promise you’ve ever made to me! Since your love for me is constant and endless, I ask you, Lord, to finish every good thing that you’ve begun in me!”
Happy new year? You ain’t seen nothing yet!
2020 was not much FUN, but 2021 is already WON!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, SUPERKID…FOR REAL!
Commander Kellie ♥