Saturday, December 30, 2023

2024 Map


We stand on the threshold of a new year. Even though we may think we are too sophisticated to believe that a certain day of the year means more than other, more common days, most of us would like to think that with the start of a new year, change in our lives is possible. While making resolutions isn’t as popular as it was in the past, mostly because of our widespread inability to continue to keep our proposed lifestyle changes, we still hope that positive change is possible. And while new, healthy habits are definitely attainable, the key to 2024 is not what we are going to do for ourselves, it’s going to happen when we allow God to begin molding us into the people he intends for us to be. 

If we head into 2024 thinking all about “my dreams and goals”, we could be very well setting ourselves up for failure. As followers of Christ, life is no longer about me, it’s about Christ living in me. The 2024 map of our lives needs to have Jesus in the center of everything, whether it be our careers, hobbies, holidays, finances, friendships, or family. 

If you have a chance, give the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes a read before you head into 2024. If you haven’t spent time in this ancient work, you might be surprised to find it in the Bible. You’ll be even more astounded at how current this book is having been written 3000 years ago. It’s a powerful reminder that no matter how hard we try, no matter how educated we are, no matter how influential we are, we can’t make life work apart from the One who created us. 

Is it time to change the map of your life? Join us for our worship service Sunday morning. You might find the map God offers is a whole lot more exciting than you thought. 

Sunday Morning Worship – 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.