We say we’ll do so many things. Go to Hawaii. Lose weight. Be a better sibling. We like to make resolutions to live the next year to the fullest.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. Really there isn’t.
But what if we all looked back on the previous year, and saw how much we’ve grown in Christ? And saw the new year as another year to yearn and desire to become more and more like Him? How much would that really change things?
I think a lot.
The New Year is a clean slate, a fresh start, and a reminder of how far we’ve come from the year before, and a blossoming of our hearts in a renewed passion for the Lord.
Maybe, in addition to the small goals you make this year, maybe even add some ones that will impact your soul…for eternity? It could be anything like reading the entire Bible this year, making a commitment to pray more, just…anything to draw closer to Him.
I’m about to start one of John MacArthur’s One-Year Devotionals, a gift I cherish from this Christmas. To read this in order to learn how to be a Mary rather than a Martha. And I’m taking the Dare, a challenge to write down 1000 things I’m thankful for that the Lord has given me. I want to draw closer to my King this year.
Of course, I also want to overcome my fear of spiders ::ahem:: 🙂
So what are your New Year’s Resolutions? Can you share some ideas?