New Starts

As we begin a new year, many of us will make resolutions. We will decide to make a new start. Our human inclination is to use certain times or dates as milestones. We make promises on specific dates for many different reasons. Some are kept, others are broken.

A new year brings out many new promises. What promises will you make to start this year? How long will you stay with them? There is one promise we all need to make and hold on to dearly, never letting go.

God is due our praise. We hear He has created us and brush that aside. We all know how children come along. Our thoughts immediately go to our moms and dads. So, we brush God’s creation aside. We are foolish for doing so.

God creating us is far more intricate than a woman becoming pregnant. The root of creation goes far deeper. Science teaches us about genetics, but who created genetics at the very beginning? Who created the first string of DNA?

It has taken science thousands of years of study to gain some understanding of DNA. It has taken the creation of intricate technology to assist in that understanding. Yet, scientists still cannot create DNA from nothing. They are now finding out there are even deeper, more intricate components of DNA. And that is just their study of humans.

As we contemplate the creation of all the animals, the earth, the planets, the stars, and everything we see, science has not even begun to explain how it was created. Sure, you can plant seeds, but those seeds come from the plant. There is a big bang theory and the evolution theory, but who or what caused them?

Why should we contemplate creation, both original and daily? It helps us understand where we stand in relation to God. We begin to get a glimpse into just how much greater He is than we are. Our world starts to come into focus. Oh, we are still far from full understanding, but it is a start. It is enough of a start to realize we should praise Him each and every day.

Deciding to praise God today, and every day, is a decision we all should make today. It is a promise worth keeping. If we will keep it, it is a promise that will completely change our lives. Praising God every day will lift us out of the gutter we too often live in.

I pray we all decide to praise God every day. I pray we make a promise and stick to it. I pray each one of us contemplate our place in creation. Praise God. Give Him thanks. Look deeper than the foggy surface. Truly appreciate God.

Psalm 145:1-2

I will exalt you, my God the King;

I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Every day I will praise you

and extol your name for ever and ever.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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