Part of the series Happy New Year
Written by Léo & Faye Gaumont, published on 2014-01-06.
Resolving to do things better or different this year?
Opinions expressed in this blog are those of the blogger which, although based on personal experience and knowledge of the scriptures, can be in error. No one has a corner on the truth but we should all sincerely be in search of it.
Bible Reference: Romans 7:15
Happy New Year! We want to wish all of you a very good 2014, filled with the blessings of the Lord.
It has been the custom of various people at various times to make New Year’s resolutions. We “resolve” to improve ourselves in some way: lose ten pounds, save money, exercise more, spend more time with our children, et cetera. As we all know, these resolutions are usually started with great enthusiasm, but over time the determination seems to dwindle until we are back to being the same old person. In fact, we become so frustrated with this pattern that the only resolution some of us now make is not to make any more New Year’s resolutions! That way, if we don’t start, we won’t fail. I suppose that is true, but can we make improvements that will last? On our own strength, I don’t think most of us can, although there are some individuals that have the type of character that can succeed, no matter what. Paul addressed this pattern of wanting to accomplish something but being unable to in Romans 7:15 when talking about sin. “For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.” What or who can deliver us from this state? Only Jesus Christ who conquered sin on the cross and the Holy Spirit who intercedes to God on our behalf. However, we have to yield to the Spirit and let Him have His way, not our own, or else we will be back on the same old treadmill of bad habits. This year and every year, let us resolve to let God have dominion in our lives resulting in the peaceable fruit of righteousness.
Wishing you all a blessed year in 2014. We pray that you will also be blessed by what is included in this blog this year. We sincerely desire to hear back from you with your comments and questions.
We have big plans (not resolutions!) for this upcoming year that you are sure to enjoy and employ. We can only do our best when you contact us with your comments and concerns, so please do.
Many hands make light work. Do you have any ideas on how we can do things better? Do tell.
Starting with our prayer time with God, communication is the key to any relationship. We want to be more than just a home education provider. We want to have and maintain a relationship with you as Christian brothers and sisters. Make communicating with us one or your resolutions!