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The Real Key To Having A Favorable New Year

Updated on December 28, 2010

The Real Key To Have a Favorable New Year

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth , so great is his love for those who fear him ; as far as the east is from west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.”

Psalm 103:11-13

“But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children – with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.”

Psalm 103: 17-18


To whom love and mercy of God rests ?

Of course to those people who fear God greatly and careful to obey God’s precepts in their lives.

Tragedies and adversities visit the lives of the ungodly, and the ungodly curse and hate God for their misfortune. In the first place they have no any single reason to hate God for the tragedies that befall them since they never honor him and never care to obey His precepts.

Living in disobedience apart from obeying the precepts of God is living a very dangerous life. For it is a life apart from the mercy, love and favor of God.

In our modern time, wherein wickedness is at its height, many people don’t fear God anymore. They don’t regard His commandments anymore. They live immoral and perverse lives apart from the ways and will of God. They live carelessly satisfying their sinful cravings and lustful desires. That is why they experience tragedies in life because God’s favor does not rest upon them.

The best way to live our earthly life is to live in godly fear of the Lord. It implies living a life of obedience and reverence to all God’s precepts and commandments as they are revealed in His Holy Word. This is the ultimate key to perfect security and real favor in life. Fearing God means we fear His wrath to fall on us as it is written it is such a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.. This is one thing that we should fear the most, the wrath and judgement of God. God’s judgement will fall on a disobedient generation. To escape the judgement of God we must be careful enough to live in obedience to Him. God’s love and mercy abounds to those who fear Him, but His wrath is on the disobedient.

But sad to say in our time, even among Christians there is no much “fear of the Lord” in their hearts. Many Christians fall into fornication before marriage and many marrieds have still extra marital affairs. That’s why judgement is coming to them. Though they may enjoy their “sins:” for awhile, it will take away peace from their hearts and minds. They will live in guilt and strife.

But those who remain firm on fearing the Lord and obeying Him faithfully will be shown great favor and mercy. They will live peacefully and in perfect confidence. The ungodly live in constant distress and troubles for they live apart from the ways of God..The Lord is the true source of confidence in living. He is the true source of protection even though you are living amidst great dangers. And He is the true source of all blessings in life.

Now, the New Year is about to enter, lucky charms and superstitions abound regarding the New Year. They say you must prepare round fruits on your table so that you will have a prosperous New Year . You must wear dresses with polka dots , so that you will have more money to come in the coming year. They say that all your containers must be full so that you have one whole year of prosperity..

But for us who trust in the living God, our key to a favorable year ahead is by continuing to live in the “fear of the Lord” , obeying all His precepts in His Word. This is the ultimate key to receive favor from the Lord and the ultimate key to have a favorable New Year,

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    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi James Watkins it is great to hear from you again. Thank you for posting a very encouraging comment. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Blessings and regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Tamarajo it is great to hear your comment for this hub. Thank you for visiting and appreciating this hub. Praise God for bringing the "fear of the Lord" in your heart.It is really indeed a soul reviving experience. In my own life, "the fear of the Lord" started to reside in my heart in December of 1991, that is the time I made a full consecration of my life and experience the mighty infilling of the Holy Spirit.It was a wonderful experience.Your visit and comments are always appreciated. Blessings to you and regards.

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      An awesome Hub to kick off the new year. Thank you for this needful missive. It is very good. Well done!

    • Tamarajo profile image

      Tamarajo 

      7 years ago

      You speak the truth.

      The Lord taught me His fear a few years ago although I have been a follower for quite sometime. It was a terrifying experience, yet one of the most beneficial. I am so eternally grateful that He put His fear in my heart. I have learned to fear Him is to love Him.

      He is worthy of our fear, praise, love, obedience, and everything else within us.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Raymond Tremain it is great to hear from you again. Thanks for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Truly great is the mercy of God to those who fear Him and are careful to obey His precepts. This is the ultimate key to real favor and blessings in life. For this coming year by God's grace will continue to reach out for the lost and give glory to God through my writing. A blessed New Year to you. We can really look forward to the New Year only because of the Lord's faithfulness to us. Without God's mercy I wonder if we ever can survive. Blessings to you and regards.

    • Raymond Tremain profile image

      Raymond Tremain 

      7 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      Well spoken here cristina it gives a lot to think about, we just can't take things for granted if we do we are lost.

      All good things come from our Lord as He gives so freely to us when we obey His Word.

      So as for this new year coming all I'll be doing is still trying to help others to know the truth, I never make promises as man can never keep them only God keeps a promise,

      God loves you

      Ramon xo

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans it is always great to read your comment, truly very encouraging. Thank you for visiting and appreciaitng this hub. Your comments are much appreciated. A blessed New Year to you and your family. Blessings and regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi bettybarnesb it is great to hear from you again. Thank you for taking time to read this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. AS it is written , "The fear fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." In fearing and revering God in our life, we exercise wisdom in living. Only in fearing the Lord, we will gain His favor.Blessings to you and regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave Matthews thanks for dropping by. Fearing God means fearing His wrath and judgement. Fearing God is good because it makes you obedient to His commandments. Fearing God means revering God. Blessings and regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi lifegate thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. A blessed New Year to you and your family. Regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Madama Thanks for dropping by. Blessings to you and regards.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      7 years ago

      Cristina, Yes! You have given us much to ponder! We as believers must live in fear and reverence the Lord! All HIS WORD is true!

      As you stated:"In our modern time, wherein wickedness is at its height, many people don’t fear God anymore. They don’t regard His commandments anymore. They live immoral and perverse lives apart from the ways and will of God. They live carelessly satisfying their sinful cravings and lustful desires. That is why they experience tragedies in life because God’s favor does not rest upon them." Amen! We who are believers must TRUST God, study, apply his Word to our own personal lives and obey Him in HIS time HE will work every situation out for our good...

      May the FRUIT of HIS SPIRIT continue to flourish in you life!

      Thank you for sharing your spiritual insight! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

    • bettybarnesb profile image

      bettybarnesb 

      7 years ago from Bartlett, TN

      Beautiful Hub. Fear of the Lord is honoring Him and keeping His will first. I believe that some christian struggle with this because they haven't yet developed the kind of relationship with God that would cause them to release their trust in Him. Therefore it becomes difficult to remain faithful.

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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate Cristina Jesus teaches "Fear not" again and again. Fearing the Lord My God is not good, fear of losing the love of God is good always.

      KUYA Dave.

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      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Cristina,

      So very well said. Thanks for starting us on the right track.

    • Madama profile image

      Madama 

      7 years ago from Harrisburg PA

      Nice!

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