I am advised (by those far more learned than I) that the Japanese esteem an axiom named ~ kaizen.
Simply explained to the western mind, this equates to voluntary and continuous self-improvement. Or, to change good for better.
At least a century prior to kaizen becoming popularised, the first Anglican Bishop of Liverpool taught this principle to Christians.
Walk more closely with God. Get nearer to Christ. Seek to exchange hope for assurance. Seek to feel the witness of the Spirit more closely and distinctly every year. Lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily threatens you. Press towards the mark more earnestly. Fight a better fight, and war a better warfare every year you live. Pray more. Read more. Subdue self more. Love the brethren more. Oh that you may endeavor to grow in grace every year, that the end of your Christian course may be better than the beginning! ~ J.C. Ryle
No Christian needs to finish each new year as they have begun it.
Today's Soul Snippet:
“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all, but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” - Martin Luther
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