Happy New Year! Having happiness this year, of course, will not happen automatically. Turning over a new leaf of the calendar won’t change anything. But turning over a new leaf in life can.
What do we need in order to have a happy New Year?
• You need a self you can live with. If you don’t like yourself it’s hard to like anybody or anything else. If you need to change, do it. Christ will help you.
• You need a purpose to live for. Humans are the only creatures who must have a purpose for being. All other animals are content just to exist. Our lives find their deepest meaning in serving God.
• You need a faith to live by. Life must have some anchors and some compass points. Otherwise we wander aimlessly without a sense of direction. It’s God and his word that give direction to life.