Happy New Year!
I hope that in 2013 you manage to loose 10 lbs, make it to the gym 3 times a week, quit smoking, and/or finish the great American novel. But for Christians – rather than trying harder to be better people, what we really need to do is be more Christ-like.
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
(Titus 3:1-2 ESV)
Remind them; nothing new, just an encouragement to keep doing the things we already know. Be salt and light, keep building the Kingdom. And don’t worry about turning over a new leaf; if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. Welcome to 2013.