Our identity in Christ is further seen in both the present and future aspects of our salvation – grace experienced now, and future grace guaranteed.
We have chosen to follow Christ in real time, but our faith is anchored in eternity where we find that, before creation, God chose us to be His.
The human heart is empty of true fulfillment until God fills it by His Spirit. Jesus is the One who alone can quench that thirst.
We need to have a clear vision for this year, but to also be available to the Spirit in our lives to see what part we can each play to make it happen.