Resolutions for the Child of the Living God!
You should praise the Lord for His love and for the wonderful things He does for all of us.
You should celebrate by offering sacrifices and singing joyful songs to tell what He has done.------Psalm 107: 21-22
The term “resolutions” means to “resolve” something which means: to change or transform something. At this time of year, it seems like everyone wants to make “RESOLUTIONS” that would alter or change them or their lifestyle. Mostly for GOOD things in their lives. To help them LIVE a LONG and PROSPEROUS life. Some want to make changes to their appearances, like losing weight, exercising more, getting more sleep, etc. Now these things are not bad things to “RESOLVE” to do in the New Year.
But what about your “SPIRITUAL” well-being? Have you given thought to how you might “RESOLVE” to do some things to “ENHANCE” your spiritual life? To have a CLOSER relationship with your Heavenly Father? To learn more about Him and His Son, by reading and studying His PRECIOUS HOLY WORD, the BIBLE. To have a MORE INTIMATE relationship with Him by INCREASING your PRAYER LIFE to include PRAISE and THANKSGIVING, not just praying, ONLY when you need something.
As a Child of the LIVING God, we need to “RESOLVE”: to PRAISE the Lord for His LOVE and for ALL the WONDERFUL THINGS HE has done and STILL DOES, for each of us. We need to PRAISE Him from the SETTING OF THE SUN, to the RISING of the SUN and wake up with PRAISES on our LIPS and in our HEARTS.
We should “RESOLVE” to offer SACRIFICES to the VERY ONE who SACRIFICED His OWN LIFE for US (YOU). What kind of SACRIFICES do we offer? PRIORITIES, to start with, just where does the King of kings and Lord of lords, fit into your schedule? He LONGS to be at the VERY TOP of the list, and DESERVES TO BE THERE. I mean how many people you KNOW, would give up their life for YOU, by the way that is what we call a SACRIFICE! How about spending time with other Christians? After ALL they ARE your brothers and sisters in the Lord, and you can remedy that by going to church more often. What about USING your God-given talents for Him. Like, singing in the choir or teaching a children’s Sunday School class.
Then we should “RESOLVE” to WITNESS MORE and with a JOYFUL SPIRIT, about the WONDERFUL THINGS that He has DONE and is STILL DOING in our lives. Our SALVATION should be at the TOP OF THE LIST of WONDERFUL THINGS that He has done for US. So when you start to make “RESOLUTIONS” make sure you START with your SPIRITUAL LIFE, then all the other “RESOLUTIONS” will be a lot EASIER to KEEP.
For those of you, who have NEVER come to Christ, and are NOT ONE of His, that SHOULD DEFINITELY be the VERY FIRST “RESOLUTION” you make. RESOLVE to come to Him, offering the SACRIFICE of YOURSELF to Him and let Him work WONDERFUL THINGS in your life. You can come to Him by doing this ONE and ONLY thing: CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and have a TRULY HAPPY NEW YEAR. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!