Jesus Christ and New Year’s Resolutions

Jesus Christ and New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Day comes every year, right on time. And with it come lots of fireworks, excitement, partying till the wee hours and celebrations all over the world.

Can I be honest with you? I end up falling asleep before the ball drops most of the time. My days of staying up past midnight are few and far between anymore.

Another thing New years day brings is New Year’s resolutions. You know what I’m talking about.

Resolution this and resolution that

We make resolutions like losing weight, saving money, resolving disputes, extending forgiveness, smiling more, gaming less, working harder, spending more time with family and children. The list goes on and on. By the time we reach January 2, some resolutions have either already failed, or haven’t started yet, and some are going well until January 3 rolls around. Kudos to all those who can make it to week three. 

I quit making resolutions years ago because I could never keep them for very long, which led to deep disappointment in myself, followed by a fat piece of chocolate cake.

What about those spiritual resolutions?

How many have resolved to grow closer to God each year? How many have determined to tell someone else about the love of Jesus Christ? What about committing to reading your Bible more? Maybe you have resolved to spend more time getting to know Jesus.

One day I went shopping at a big outlet mall down near the attractions, and as I walked around, I had to wonder to myself. How many of these people have resolved to get closer to God? More so, how many even know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior?

Today in this current culture, these are real questions and real concerns. In a world that seems to be going in the other direction away from God, we need to be sure we are doing everything we can to draw closer to Jesus Christ.

What does that look like for you?

For me, it’s about drawing closer to Jesus through spending more time with Him, more time in the Bible, praying, and going to church. I also enjoy leading and attending women’s Bible studies and meeting with other fellow believers. I tend to spend less time on things that don’t bring eternal rewards. 

If you made resolutions that include Jesus Christ, I pray you will have the strength and determination to carry them out each day. Look folks, and I speak from experience, God wants to get to know you better, and I promise that the closer you get to the Lord, the better it gets. What are you waiting for?

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