Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Years' Resolution

I always thought these were pretty cheesy.  I mean, I recall throughout high-school and college having many friends who made these resolutions, but really didn't follow through.  I've heard the number one New Years' resolution in America is to loose weight and to get fit, both of which I'm willing to bet are also the top failed resolutions.

To me New Years' resolutions have always been a joke, something that may sound good, but there really wasn't any real intent behind it, no serious motivation.  I mean, let's face it. . .commitment isn't really a part of today's American culture.

But what if those who are followers of Christ decided to take it seriously about their relationship with Christ?  What if New Years' resolutions were seen as a time to seriously reflect, reform, reconsider, reevaluate, and make necessary changes? What if we stepped out of American culture and was committed to letting God transform us into a new person by changing the way we think; and then we would know what God wants us to do, and would know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is. (Romans 12:2)

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