Saturday, January 02, 2016

Jesus and Your Starting Point, 2016

As we turn the page and move into the New Year, I want to remind you of your starting point. If you’re considering a New Year’s resolution, here’s where faith starts and get’s you moving in the right direction. While it’s true of the New Year, it’s also true of every day, even every moment.

With Jesus, we don’t start incomplete; we start complete. We don’t start empty; we start full. We don’t start wounded; we start well. We don’t start broken; we start whole. From our new birth in Christ, our mind is catching up to the truth of who we are as a new creation—perfect sons, perfect daughters of God already. That’s our starting point! If you’ve been thinking or speaking differently, consider the truth, especially when confronted by your feelings. They’re not always your friends—they can lie—and the Holy Spirit with the truth will help you. That’s what He does.

Colossians 2:9-10a “For in Him all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been brought to fullness.”

“Fullness.” What’s missing from fullness? That’s not a trick question. Nothing! Not a thing. That happened at the start He made for you. That means you’ve got no room for more, because you have everything already. You’re starting full up! He did it. He’s done. And so are you. That is your starting point.

I want to thank you for your love and care and the many ways you contribute to this ministry. Some of you have begun to support us each month—do you know how encouraging that is to me? I hope so. Thank you for sharing in the ride that was 2015. Here’s to navigating 2016 together.

(This is a transcript from yesterday’s video, “Jesus and Your Starting Point, 2016,” and is for those who might rather read than watch. To see the video, scroll down this blog page, or click

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