Are you making New Year’s resolutions this year? I’m a little cynical about them, to tell the truth. Every year my list seems to be the same: loose weight, exercise more, eat better, be more orgnaized…. yadda, yadda, yadda! Enough New Years have come and gone just like the resolutions I make to know that I’ll probably forget about all my good intentions by February. I’m thinking that maybe I’m not really resolving to do the best thing! Eating better is a very good resolution but is there something better? Something that will actually be life changing and maybe help the other areas of my life I wish to improve. Yes, now I think I am onto something!
This year I am making only one New Year’s resolution. One that is so important that it is a must to keep. I want to spend time with God every day at the start of the day and read my Bible.
Yes, I do that… mostly. But what I want is to make my time with the Lord so important that I cannot think of getting out of bed and doing anything else!
That means if my day starts early, I start it earlier with the Lord. If I stay up later I still start early with the Lord! I want to follow Jesus’ example of spending time with His Father.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35
Jesus knew the importance of a day started by being connected with His Father. It is how Jesus could face each day living in accordance to God’s holy and perfect will.
For us praying, reading and studying our bibles, and spending that life changing time with God is a discipline. We should know how important it is, but our stubborn will always seems to be wandering!
With the help of the Holy Spirit, I am committing to a discipline of prayer and studying my bible daily! How about you?
This is one New Year’s resolution to keep for a lifetime!
When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. Psalm 63:6-8
Happy and Blessed New Year!