Monday, January 02, 2012

Press Towards The Mark: What Are Your New Year's Resolutions?

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Paul said in Phillippians 3:13-14, "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

I don't know about you, but 2011 was a particularly rough one for me. I really had to spend a lot of quality time with the Lord, sometimes just being still, reading the Word and praying for guidance. Even though it was rough, tough really, I thank God for all His wonderful blessings upon my life. He kept me, and my family, from dangers seen and unseen, and I am grateful. He kept a roof over our heads, and food on our plates.

Paul says we ought to let go of some things in order to press toward spiritual goals in our lives. Keeping too many things can make for a very cluttered and unhealthy life. What is it that you are letting go of as we begin 2012? Is it bitterness, resentment, anger, jealousy, envy? We should let go of those things. Negativity blocks us from receiving all that God has for us.

What New Year's resolutions have you made? Will you pray more in 2012?...control your temper?...be more socialable?...get a degree?...get involved in a Bible study group? Will you share your faith and tell more people about the God you serve? Setting goals for the new year is one way of demonstrating your faith in God. After all, faith without works is dead (James 2:17).

Scripture tells us God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20). So, set those goals and make those resolutions to become better, stronger, and wiser in the Lord! And pray not just for "good" ideas, but for "God" ideas. Being on God's agenda in 2012 ought to be our number one priority, and any goals, ideas, or resolutions inspired by the Holy Ghost will not return void. We would love to hear from you? Post one or two of your New Year's resolutions now as you press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you!

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!
Jesus Saves Ministries

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!


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