What’s your New Year’s resolution? Having devotions more regularly? Getting a handle on your finances? Dropping that bad habit like a hot potato? Dropping that hot potato with sour cream and extra butter like a bad habit (AKA “losing weight”)? The list of potential resolutions goes on and on and on. So what’s yours?
Here’s mine…to grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in 2007. The older that I get the more I realize that everything and I mean everything I do flows out of this. The way I treat my wife and kids (and in-laws, outlaws, etc) flows out of my love for Jesus. The way I handle my finances flows out of this. Even what and how much I eat flows out of this (Remember 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God.”)
I want to know him more, serve him more and tell others about him more often. I want to spend more time in prayer and in his Word. I want him to have full reign in my life on every level.
To be honest the other stuff (handling finances, dropping habits, losing weight, spending more time with family, etc.) falls into line when we fall in line under his lordship. Let’s serve him together in the New Year. Let’s make our motto, “Livin’ for Heaven in 2007!” That’s the only way we are going to have a truly happy New Year.