A Moment To Praise 1.4.21

Joyce Lochinger

Joyce Lochinger, Gravel Hill Worship Leader


Welcome to 2021! I am so glad that we made it through 2020! I hope that you and your family are happy, healthy and feeling a renewed sense of calling in your daily walk with God.

As human beings, we always use January 1 as our ‘magic day’ to start over again. We may see it as a rewind from the year before. It may present as an opportunity to make those corrections that we just didn’t quite get to in the year past. In total transparency, I really don’t like this time of year! For someone who is a bit of a perfectionist, the thought of revisiting the past and its mistakes makes me, to be honest, annoyed!

Fortunately, we have an easy reality check in our walk with God. If we listen to His Word, He gives us 365 days a year to start over. Each day is a new creation in Him, and He gives each of our days to us as a gift to encourage and carry us through life!

A Moment To Praise 1.4.21 in Scripture

2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!


This scripture tells us that if we choose to live in Christ, every day can be new. Our old self is gone, and we are renewed because of Him and the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ!

This year I want to try to be more focused and intentional in my adoration of God. I want to focus on Him not just on Sunday mornings, and not just in a worship setting. Rather, I want to put God first in everything I do, every day.  Too many times in my life, all it takes is one little blip on the radar to distract me from this sense of purpose and send me spiraling into all kinds of “upsettedness”. I’m not proud of that. I know that God wants more from me and for me. The key to success lies in daily focus on His Word, and remembering to rely on His abundant hand to provide for me. Our old selves and behaviors can be gone with total reliance on Christ! I can become a new creation, and so can you!

I hope this for myself and I hope this for you as we travel through this new year together.

Happy 2021! Let’s make it a great year, full of trust and reliance on the One who gives us a great gift every day: our lives! Let’s live into that!

A Moment To Praise 1.4.21 in Song

All Things New

All Things New – Hillsong Worship

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