There is just something about the start of a new year that gives us the feeling of a fresh start and a new beginning. In reality, there is no difference between December 31 and January 1. Nothing mystical occurs at midnight on December 31. The Bible does not speak for or against the concept of New Year’s resolutions. However, if a Christian determines to make a New Year’s resolution, what kind of resolution should he or she make?
If God is the center of your New Year’s resolution, it has a chance for ‘success’, depending on your commitment to it. If it is God’s will for something to be fulfilled, He will enable you to fulfill it. If a resolution is not God honoring and/or is not in agreement in God’s Word, we will not receive God’s help in fulfilling the resolution.
- 1. More Bible reading
- 2. More Prayer time
- 3. Draw closer to God
- 4. Journaling and Bible note-taking
We need nourishment from God’s word to grow.**
We need to hear from God daily.
We need the Word which is our best defense against sin.
We need to be corrected when we sin.
We need encouragement and comfort.
- 5. Do not become proud or vain, but give God the glory!
“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” ( Psalm 37:5-6)
“The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.” ~ A.W.Tozer
*This post is authored by Delight in Truth follower and commentator Manuela, with inspiration** from an excellent blog, Agnus Dei
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 So find a friend to hold accountable!
In the spirit of iron sharpening iron and holding each other accountable as Joseph suggests, I’d like to offer thanks to Rodi for her efforts over the past year and to Chris for his work in recent months for providing God-focused, thought provoking content and a forum in which we can discuss and ‘sharpen’ each other.
Keep up the good work in the new year guys!
Joyful New Year to all my friends , brothers and heretics that read this blog…
You forgot pagans, there are surely some pagans who also read the blog….so much for no name-calling 🙂
Yea..and also I forgot to wish a happy New year to our “Barely Christians” also known as Arminians…(these are the ones that read “Romans” upside down)
Will all the pagans and Arminians stand up please? 🙂 Gabe would like to put them in the same pot… With the goats… To the left side…
You forgot to mention heathens and Democrats….oh I guess that’s redundant 🙂
Noooo…arminians in purgatory for one thousand years for twisting scripture