Welcome to the New Year – 2012! This is a year of new opportunities. What really are “opportunities” for the Christian? If our theology is right, opportunities are God’s unique demonstration of His sovereign, wise, and good ways in our lives. Or, in other words, God at work! This should be the highlight of our lives this year. It should be what we talk about most. It should be what is at the forefront of our thinking the moment we awake. In every circumstance of life opportunities become the answer to the question, “What is God doing, and how can I be a part of it?”
Part of what a Christian (or “little Christ) should demonstrate is someone who lives to do the will of the Father. The Father is always about His will and His glory. We too should be people who live for His glory (1Cor 10:31). Seeing God, all that He is and all that He is doing should be the passion of our living this year. Many believers when asked about what God is doing in their lives cannot answer the question with a definitive example of some way God has revealed Himself and worked in a circumstance. They give details of what they have done and try to add a little God to that, but cannot talk about the work of God in their life. We are often very man-centered in our thinking.
Make this year a year of opportunity. Live everyday with the sole purpose of seeing God at work and glorify Him by jumping on board with what He is doing. The result will be a life that remarkably imitates Christ–which is what life is really all about!