By Tim Irving – Evangelism Team

Well, the new year is already flying by, so before it gets away from us, let’s think about the most important topic we should be concerned with first. What will God require of us this upcoming year? Easy answer is to be like Jesus in all situations, responding as He would. Yet many years before Jesus, God had already told His people what He expects of them. In Micah 6:8, He lays it out pretty simply. “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does He require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” There’s the litmus test to tell if someone loves the Lord. They will obey Him and that obedience requires, and will be seen, when they act with justice, mercy, and humility, none of which I see in DC, and there is very little to be seen in professional athletes, movie stars, music idols, or so called internet celebrities, all of which, intentional or not, are portrayed as role models for our children. We can’t make others act as the way they should, we aren’t responsible for them or their actions and they will be called into account for them one day, but as Christians we are responsible to show our relationship with the Lord to the world and our love and obedience to Him will be a light to a dishonest, heartless, prideful world! So this year, let your light shine, let your love shine, and walk humbly with your God!