New Years Resolution
Yes, it is that time of year where traditionally many people devote themselves to starting the new year afresh with great enthusiasm!
Many devote themselves to a certain practice in order to change your behavior in some way that often fail in less than 21 days. New Years almost may sound, “too cliché” and even frowned upon as the success rate is extremely low. Historically speaking, the origin of this practice haven’t even started with a Christian background!
This has led many Christians to be skeptical observers. I’ve even heard people in Christian circle who condemn the practice of News Years resolution as it is not biblical!
The greatest pastor theologian in American Puritanism, stimulator of the religious revival known as the “Great Awakening,” Jonathan Edwards penned these words the year of 1722 a resolution that he devoted himself to the aim for godliness and the glory of God.
He said these words,
“Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake.
Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week.”
Here are 5 out of 70 that reveals one’s heart devotion to Christ.
We too can live in harmony such as Edwards did. This serious picture of living in purpose that is God driven glory.
So, what is your resolution? How would you lie differently from now on for the glory of God?