Every year we resolve to do this or that, some of us resolve to stop eating so much food, some resolve to exercise more and some resolve to enjoy life more; but what about our relationship with God? Shouldn’t we also be thinking about some resolutions in regard to God in order to grow in faith?
II Peter 3:18 says “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
Are you growing in His grace and knowledge of Him? If not, why not? And have you made any plans to grow?
Someone said, “The plan will work if we work the plan.” But what if you have no plan? Well no planning equals no growth in Christ.
Resolve, I will do whatsoever I can to the glory of God. (Jesus wanted to live for God’s glory, not his own. I Cor. 10:31)
Resolve, never to do anything that you should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of your life. (Wow! How powerful is this. There are some things we wouldn’t even think of doing the last hour of our lives nor should we do them at any time! If it’s not pleasing at our last hour then it isn’t pleasing to God at any time in our lives.)
Resolve, Never to do anything out of revenge. (Someone wrote, “I don’t get mad, I get even.” No, here is what is better: DON’T GET EVEN, GET AHEAD. Be the better person. Let God handle the situation and take revenge if He desires)
Resolve, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly, and frequently. (II Timothy 2:15)
If we are going to do better in any way in the new year then we must start it with every day. A new year is no different than starting a new day. We do it one day at a time, but if you don’t make it a good habit one day at a time your year will turn out lousy. What are going to do to grow in His grace?
- There are many things that we can do better in 2013 and here are just a few:
- Be more God-like (live a life of love)Shun the evil of this world (and let your light shine)
- Use your time wisely (do more for the Lord)
Will you make a commitment to God and Christ to do better, to do more?
Grace & Peace