The first month of the year sets the foundation for your year ahead. It is the first fruits of your year. Many fast during January to hear God for direction. Many dedicate the year to Him. Many resolve to create change through making long lists of New Year’s resolutions. Usually, in short order, all is forgotten and life returns to whatever it was last year.
Fasting, dedicating and resolving are good but it is really what is at the heart of all these things that is important. If doing these things by rote each year or because your church is