2020-01-04 - New Year's Resolutions
Originally Published 2015-01-03
Do you make New Year resolutions? A recent news story said that 45 percent of Americans make resolutions for the upcoming year. But after two weeks, only three of ten people are still following their resolutions. By the end of the month, one in ten remembers their pledges.
What resolutions would you make to God in the New Year? Would you read the Bible more? Would you attend church each week? Would you pray daily? Would you try to become more like Jesus?
To fulfill our resolutions, we need help. The assistance we need comes from God. We cannot change ourselves. Only through the empowering of the Holy Spirit can we make a real effort. Romans 12:2 says that we are "being transformed by the renewing of our minds." (NIV) The Holy Spirit is at work in us, to make us more like Christ. Will you resolve to allow Jesus into your life, and to change you through the Holy Spirit?
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.