Do you have what it takes to make the new year your best year? Do you believe that the best is ahead? If you have Jesus, then you have the right stuff! The Apostles Paul, John, James, Peter, and many of the other Apostles and followers of Jesus Christ down through the centuries discovered that they had everything it took to live a life worthy of Christ. And if you have Jesus, you have treasure that you’ve only begun to discover. If we could fully see it, we would be motivated beyond belief.

But we can’t see it. God has set us up for success only through faith. He requires us to believe! He tells us that all things are possible for those who believe and that the person who doubts shouldn’t think that he will receive anything from God. We’ve all received a measure of faith as Romans 12 tells us. But what will you do with it? I would suggest that you believe that Christ has come to make His home in you. And if you haven’t made Him Lord of your life, He stands at the door of your heart and knocks.

I will elaborate more this Sunday but if you are a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, He lives in you. Think about it. You have someone who resides with you and in you who has never sinned, never been proud, never put Himself above others but healed the sick, calmed the storm, and raised the dead. He has taken on the sins of the world and defeated them and conquered death, hell, and the grave. Wow!

He is your constant companion and the One who is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20). It’s so exciting to think about what He can do if we believe and are willing to follow Him. This could be your best year. Even if your candidate didn’t win, you’re going through a rough time, or you are having difficulty finding your way forward, don’t complain. Jesus has a way, and your best days are ahead! I can’t wait to see what He has in store for you.