My Jesus - New Beginning

by: Keith Honeycutt

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  (ESV)                                
As we begin a new year, looking forward, we can be assured that the One Who was in the beginning, the One Who created all things, offers us a new beginning. Our frailties of the past year, our ill spoken words, the actions that hurt others are in the past. The thoughts that brought us to tears or hurt our very souls exist in our minds, yet, He forgives and gives us a new beginning. He is the only One who can create a new and clean heart, as we start this new year, yearning to be better… to be whole.

Just as He is the light of the world, my prayer for this year is that He will put His light in my heart, that it might shine throughout my thoughts, my words, my actions and my total being. I do not want this year to be about ME. I want this year to be about Jesus Christ, the Creator, the  Savior and the Light that shines upon this earth. I do not want my light to shine, I want His light to shine through me. I want my God and Lord Jesus Christ to be my new beginning.

I also pray that His church thrives with the power that He has given His church, to withstand Satan and the evil in this world. I pray that the church will have it’s focus solely on our savior and His kingdom, and that the things that try to draw our attention away from Him are drowned in our constant praise and worship of Him. He calls us to be united under His banner, and there is great strength in this union.

What an awesome God we serve!!!


Janet - February 16th, 2023 at 7:02pm

A beautiful prayer that we should all be praying for ourselves and for the church. Thanks Keith

Natalie - April 7th, 2023 at 10:10am

I love this so much. Thank you for these thoughts.