I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Ephesians 3:16–17a
Traditional Lunar New Year celebrations begin days before the first day of the Lunar calendar when families sweep their homes. This symbolises a renewal process where the old is swept away to welcome the new. We also bombard each other with blessings in hope that we will be blessed throughout the new year.
In similar fashion, Jesus our Saviour came 2,000 years ago to sweep away our sins and made it possible for us to have a new life with hope and prosperity in our souls.
The prosperity of our soul, thanks to the work of Jesus Christ, is unimaginably greater than anything we will ever receive. I pray we will seek out spiritual prosperity more than riches this year.
Instead of traditional Chinese New Year blessings, here are some spiritual ones to share:
“Have a meteoric rise”—May you have rising hunger for a deeper relationship with God and a thirst to seek Jesus first.
“Smiles always”—May you experience the kind of joy that is not based on circumstances but is rather a lasting joy no one can take away.
“Fortune come like blooming flowers”—May God’s words be rooted in our hearts to strengthen our faith in all circumstances, just like water nourishes trees, so they bear flowers and fruits every season.
Let us share these Chinese New Year blessings by:
- Thanking God daily for the gift of life to witness and experience Him.
- Asking God to help you see the new year from His perspective and to obey His Spirit’s lead.