A New Beginning and a Fresh Start
New Year’s has always been one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it is because my birthday is on New Year’s eve, but more than likely it is because the New Year’s holiday is about new beginnings, fresh starts and second chances. Since I love this holiday and because I love Christian quotes, I decided to do some research and find some Christian quotes about New Year’s for all of you so we can all start this year off right. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed finding them!
10 Christian Quotes To Start Your New Year Right
Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
If this is to be a Happy New Year, a year of usefulness, a year in which we shall live to make this earth better, it is because God will direct our pathway. How important then, to feel our dependence upon Him! – Matthew Simpson
Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. – Jonathan Edwards
The New Year is a time to learn to rely more heavily on the grace of God. Now I’ve met a few self-made men and women and so have you, but so often these people seem proud, self-centred and driven. There is another way: beginning to trust in God’s help. One secret from the Apostle Paul: “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength,” he said. (Phil 4:13, NIV) And God’s strength saw him through pain, joy, and accomplishment. – Anonymous
A New Year’s Prayer
May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce
We should take advantage of His faithfulness and make every day a fresh start. Resolve to make each day the beginning of a new year, a new morning, a new adventure. He wipes the slate clean and goes back to zero so we can be filled up again with His spirit and give it out all day long. Enjoy the blessings of a new year, in Christ, one day at a time! – Debbie Carroccio
I pray that the Lord might crown this year with His goodness and in the coming one give you a hallowed dare-devil spirit in lifting the biting sword of Truth, consuming you with a passion that is called by the cultured citizen of Christendom ‘fanaticism’, but known to God as that saint ly madness that led His Son through bloody sweat and hot tears to agony on a rude Cross—and Glory! – Jim Elliot
Renewal is rooted in faith, not in resolutions! They are made for New Year’s and forgotten on an average of thirteen days later, say the surveys. Faith is the result of a decision about Christ. I cannot make a new me or a new you, but Christ can make you new and me new, as well, if we decide for Him. – Frank Harrington
If you’re running a 26-mile marathon, remember that every mile is run one step at a time. If you are writing a book, do it one page at a time. If you’re trying to master a new language, try it one word at a time. There are 365 days in the average year. Divide any project by 365 and you’ll find that no job is all that intimidating. – Charles (Chuck) Swindoll
Did you learn something from one of these Christian Quotes?
The reason I like quotes so much is because it seems I learn something that is embedded in a little nugget like a quote. So I would like to hear from you and see if you are also learning something from a simple thing like a Christian quote. I use quotes and sayings like these on my Facebook page to give people a simple devotional thought to think about during the day. What was your favorite quote for the new year? What did you learn from these sayings from devout Christians? Leave me a comment!