Reflecting on 2015, I was blessed with many events and people I did not deserve. The last half of 2015 was life changing. I may be dramatic, but it was life changing for me. I had to grow up and move on into adulthood. So many things happened that I did not expect would happen, but God provides and He also takes away. He knows what you need and what is best for you. I have learned so much about God’s love for me within the last two months of 2015. So here are some lessons to take from 2015 that would be helpful for all of us.
1) Choose the better part
The better part is Jesus.
He chose us when we did not deserve His blessings and love. He still chooses us no matter how many times we fail. We will get distracted with the world, too busy for Jesus and His Word, just like Martha did.
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
In Luke 10:38-42, Martha was too busy serving Jesus to see the best part. She thought that Jesus would take her side, but He did not because He knew that listening to His Word was more important. If we get too distracted with the world, we will miss the blessings of Jesus. There is nothing wrong with work, school, and friends, but when they distract you from the One who is more important, it becomes a problem. Things of the world will go away, but Jesus will remain.
2) The more you learn about Jesus, the more you learn about yourself.
knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. (1 Peter 1:18-19)
You weren’t saved with corruptible things. You were saved by THE blood of Christ. He was without sin, while you are full of it, He died for you. This truly shows how special you are to Him.
3) God knows more.
Lord, you have examined me
and know all about me.
You know my thoughts before I think them.
You know everything I do.
Lord, even before I say a word,
you already know it.
You are all around me—in front and in back—
and have put your hand on me.
Your knowledge is amazing to me;
it is more than I can understand.