A new year is upon us, the old year is forever gone. Many people think that once the new year has come they must make some new resolutions. Once these resolutions are made, lots of times, these plans or resolutions are forgotten within a month or so. Should we even make resolutions for the new year?
Many people make resolutions such as they are going to lose weight, spend more time with those you love, or maybe get a new house, or whatever it may be. All of those things may be good things to do, but like I said before, within a month or two they quickly get settled back into the old ways.
It is one thing to make a resolution and keep it than to make one and break what you said. I believe that when we make resolutions, number one we should ask God’s help to keep it, and we should make the resolution as if we were making a pact with Him. It’s just like signing a contract with a job or anything else you may sign onto. You should try your best to keep your word.
I think that the best resolutions that we can make in any case is that we should draw closer to the Lord and do whatever He wants us to do. When we ask that, I believe that the Lord is pleased with us and will help us to fulfill that, if we allow Him to and we work with Him every day.
When we consider what resolutions that we should make, we should consider what God would have us say and do. Especially with all the things that are now taking place in the world, time is drawing closer to His coming and probation will soon close. A new year is the perfect time to get your life back on track and to draw nearer to the Lord and to help those around you see Jesus and His love.
I do believe that resolutions should be made, maybe the best resolution to make is to spend each and every day not only drawing closer to the Lord but also witnessing to those around us. If you want to make other kinds of resolutions to do better in your life like eat better or exercise etc. those being examples… you can make a list and write them down and you can write them down and pray every day that the Lord will help you to make it happen.
Testimony Treasures Volume 1, Page 239 – As you enter upon a new year, let it be with an earnest resolve to have your course onward and upward. Let your life be more elevated and exalted than it has hitherto been. Make it your aim not to seek your own interest and pleasure, but to advance the cause of your Redeemer. Remain not in a position where you ever need help yourself, and where others have to guard you to keep you in the narrow way. You may be strong to exert a sanctifying influence upon others. You may be where your soul’s interest will be awakened to do good to others, to comfort the sorrowful, strengthen the weak, and to bear your testimony for Christ whenever opportunity offers. Aim to honor God in everything, always and everywhere. Carry your religion into everything. Be thorough in whatever you undertake.
This year I want to make some good resolutions and with God’s help I want to keep them, don’t you?
Happy New Year!!!