As we enter the last few hours of 2022, I’m sure many us will start to not only look forward to 2023 with hope for a brighter, more peaceful year, but we’ll also find ourselves reflecting on all that has happened I the world in 2022, as well as what the year has thrown our way personally.
I have no idea how you feel about 2022, but I’d like to help you reflect on your relationship with God in 2022, by asking you a few questions to help you better understand your relationship with God in 2022…but only if you answer the questions honestly.
Here’s my questions, in no particular order – Remember to answer them honestly:
- It’s been another difficult year for us all with COVID still playing a big part in our lives. So during these difficult times this year when COVID restrictions played a major part in our lives, did you turn to God immediately to seek his guidance, or did you wait until he was your last resort, or did you ignore Him completely?
- This question is almost a follow-up to the first question – have you prayed regularly each day this year?
- Have you read your bible daily, and turned to it for words of wisdom and guidance?
- Have you listened to God when he has been trying to speak to you this year?
- Have you said ‘yes’ to all God has asked you to do, without any conditions, and without hesitation?
- Have you shared God’s message of love and forgiveness with others this year?
- Have you recognised your failures and shortcomings this year, and asked God to forgive you and help make you a better Christian?
- And finally has God been at the centre of all you’ve done in 2022?
Did you struggle to answer those questions honestly, or did any of your answers surprise you?
For each of us I’m sure we wish we could honestly answer ‘yes’ to each of these questions. Even if we didn’t answer ‘yes’ to each question, the important thing is that we recognise that we are not perfect, and that by seeking God’s guidance each day of our lives, He can help us to become more like Christ.
Thankfully, regardless of our answers to these questions, we can continue to ask God to help us become a better version of us, so that this time next year, we can say ‘yes’ to more of the above questions. So as 2022 draws to a close, I pray that each of us asks God to draw closer to us in the come year, in the knowledge that He is all we need.
You're all I want You're all I've ever needed You're all I want Help me know you are near