Do this in 2014 and it will change your life …

At the end of the ceremony where I was ordained as a minister of the Gospel, I was introduced with a new title: Rev. James Scott, Jr.

That was the last time that title was attached to me.

I had no idea that introduction would be made, but I quickly and clearly communicated I didn’t want such a title to be attached to me.

Why? Thousands of ministers use the title every day. I had it dropped because I’m just a man, a creation of the One who is worthy of our reverence.

It’s one thing to respect another human being, but God is the one we should show reverence for. And we aren’t doing much of that these days.

In fact, there’s too many popular preachers out there who subtly communicate a little irreverence is cool. I have to disagree. A little irreverence toward God is nothing short of an insult.

As we roll into a New Year, let me suggest just one step you can take in 2014 that can radically impact your life this coming year: every day, show reverence to God.

“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe,” Hebrews 12:28 (NASB).

Our holy, righteous, merciful, gracious, loving God is faithful to us every single day. He is more than worthy of our love, our praise, our adoration, our complete devotion … our reverence.

“We cannot imagine the power of the Almighty; but even though he is just and righteous, he does not destroy us. No wonder people everywhere fear him. All who are wise show him reverence,” Job 37:23-24.

Demonstrate reverence for God every day of the New Year and your life will be changed in a dramatic way!

Happy New Year!