Evening all. Hope everyone is enjoying this unusual winter weather. What a drastic difference between last weekend and this weekend. I’d be surprised if a lot of people’s allergies are not rearing their ugly heads and creating havoc on their victims. So far, so good for me.
Many people see the new year as a time to resolve to make changes in the way they live and hopefully for the better. You hear all the time about new year’s resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, save money, make better grades, and so on. But very seldom do we hear anyone share a resolution to be more like Jesus this year. Some say they will study their bible more, pray more and even witness more but those attempts usually fall by the wayside rather quickly. We all get so caught up in our daily lives that spiritual matters begin to take a backseat to our other endeavors and soon we become stagnant in our walk with Him.
As I have grown older and thought more about my relationship with Jesus, the more I realize that I don’t need to make a new year’s resolution to be more like Him. I need to make a resolution every day to be more like Him and then live that day like I mean it. Boy do I fail miserably on many occasions, but I can certainly tell a difference in my life when I follow through with my commitment. Paul said “I die daily” and that is another way of saying the same thing as making a resolution. We can’t become more like Him as long as we are in His way of doing a work in us. I have a long way to go but with His help I will become better at it as time goes by. Is there anyone else out there like me?
With all that said, we all certainly need to resolve to pray more for our country and our leaders in hopes that we would see a great revival take place. That we will see many people return to Almighty God who has so graciously shown His blessings and mercy on us for so many years. Maybe this is the year we will see it happen. I pray it may be so.
May each of you have a wonderful day tomorrow and may God continue to bless you and your family beyond measure. I love you as a brother in Christ Jesus.