Time just keeps marching on and it feels like the speed of it increases with every passing day. We have left the year 2018 in our rear view mirror, never to be seen again and we are already several days into the new year. So where do we go from here? Well one thing is for sure. Our eyes should be on the road ahead and what 2019 is going to bring our way. We can’t do anything about the past but learn from the mistakes we may have made and then endeavor to not repeat them.
With tonight’s post being the first of the new year I thought I would mention a few of the things I want to improve in my life over the course of the year. And with a little luck you may be able to relate to some of these and maybe even include some of them in your list of objectives for the upcoming months. But we need to keep in mind that there are many things that we don’t have personal control over and therefore they can have a negative impact on our endeavors. But with that said, here we go with some thoughts I have about making 2019 a better year. I resolve to:
- Strive to make the most of my relationship with God the Father as I abide in Him and continue to fellowship with Him through prayer and obedience.
- Make very effort to keep the interests of other people ahead of my own interests especially with my wife, family and friends and to remember it is not about me but about them.
- Continue to grow in my walk with the Lord by developing an even stronger desire for His Word and spending more time in personal Bible study.
- Wisely use the spiritual gifts and talents that God has given me to minister to and encourage other believers especially those in my local church.
- Be ready and willing to share the good news of the gospel to those I come in contact with while being alert and aware when those opportunities present themselves.
- Be a living testimony and witness of God’s grace and mercy to those around me by the way I live my life every day.
And my list could go on and on. But as you have probably noticed everything I’ve said above revolves around my Christian life and my relationship with God and others. Even though I have other resolutions and objectives that are more material in nature, the fact is that they are not important when compared to maintaining the proper vertical and horizontal relationships that God expects. As our pastor said last week, all goes well with us when those relationships are properly maintained. So my greatest prayer need for 2019 is that God will help me do just that and remind me when I am departing from His ways. I hope your resolutions are similar and your prayer is the same. If it is we can grow together as we walk with Him. Amen and amen!