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Creative Bible Tidbits, Issue #43 - A New Year Devotional
January 04, 2024

Don't Leave Christmas Behind!

Here we are in the brand new year of 2024! One of the best steps we can take during this time is to NOT leave Christmas behind!


"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,

continue to live your lives in Him,"

Colossians 2:6 NIV

During the Christmas season we tend to be kinder, more patient, generous, grateful and joyful in anticipation of the season. Let’s not leave all that behind!

This is a new year, and if we know Christ, we are living a new life! Think back to that time you placed your faith fully in Christ and asked Him to be your Savior and Lord. The moment you said "YES!" to Jesus and surrendered your life to follow and fully trust Him for your life now and for eternity.

The New Year is a time for refocussing...a reset. We may have veered away from God, but Christmas has renewed our faith. This year let's continue with Christ's Mass every day so that others may see Jesus in us and be drawn to Him for light, love and life!

"the one who says that he remains in Him ought, himself also,

walk just as He walked."

1 John 2:6

"Your light must shine before people in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

Matthew 5:16


6 Ways to Carry the Joy of Christmas into 2024

These six ways to carry Christmas into the New Year and throughout are pretty simple. We can’t do it alone though. Daily we need to spend time in God’s presence with His Word allowing His Holy Spirit to make us more like Jesus.

If we are not intentional about recognizing and enjoying His presence as we walk throughout our day, we won’t remember. We’ll fall back into the rut, the busyness of the ordinary.

In 2024, let’s choose to live BIGGER – God Big! Christmas is about celebrating God stepping out of Heaven to come and live among us; that's BIG! If we are believers in Christ, this is an everyday occurrence; He is with us always, not just during one small season of the year.

He is Immanuel – “God with us!” Celebrate – let’s not leave Christmas behind in the past; let's live it out for others to continue to see today, tomorrow and beyond!

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May you and your family experience a very blessed 2024 as we walk into it with Immanuel!

Sincerely in Christ,

Susan <><

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