Are you tired of celebrating the new year’s eve the same way like making loud noises, lighting up fireworks, etc.? However way we celebrate, we must not forget to thank the Lord for all the blessings He has given us in the closing year and be expectant of the good things He has for us in the coming year.
Why must we be expecting? Let me give you one of my life’s verses from Jeremiah 29:11 that says, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” And we have to remember that our God is true to His Words and that the Words He speaks (He speaks to us when we read the Bible and get fresh revelations from Him) don’t come back to Him empty. Please read Isaiah 55:11.
So, how to celebrate the new year’s eve in a different way? I am not saying that we do not have fun and be boring. Of course not! I believe God Himself doesn’t want us to be boring. He said in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” The word “full” suggests overflowing. That’s when we can categorically say a thing is full. God wants joy overflowing in our hearts!
When the clock comes close to midnight, play some praise and worship songs, start preparing the food for the media noche, gather the whole family and ask the Holy Spirit a verse in the Bible that He wants for you and your family to meditate on. And usually, that is His Word for you and your family for the coming year. When midnight strikes and the family has gathered around, start the year by reading the verse in the Bible the Holy Spirit impressed in your heart to read and share with the whole family. After reading, you might want to open the floor for the members of the family to share their hearts on the verse that was just read. This can take several minutes but don’t hurry things up! Believe me, once you begin fellowshipping with the Word of God, you won’t notice the passing of time. It gets that good!!
Once the reading and sharing the Word of God is done, don’t forget to pray for the things you want to see happening in your life and your family and thank God just like what is said in Philippians 4:6. You may begin feasting on the food that is prepared, continue to fellowship with one another while the praise and worship songs are being played in the background.