Yes, it’s that time of year. The calendar was flipped to 2013, and everyone in America (and I’m sure a few other countries) are making resolutions for a new year. Most everyone has a similar list. I even found one on the internet.
- Stop Smoking
- Get into a Habit of Being Fit
- Lose Weight
- Enjoy Life More
- Quit Drinking
- Organize Yourself
- Learn Something New
- Get Out of Debt
- Spend More Time With Family
- Help People
Look familiar? At least one or two of the items are on most adults’ lists. But I started wondering how to achieve these. Then it hit me, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
So I looked through the resolutions again, but with different eyes—through the eyes of a student of the Bible—and wondered how I could accomplish these tasks but this time with God’s help.
I want to stop smoking. I can do all things through Christ. I want to get into the habit of being fit. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I want to lose weight. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. And on and on.
But I want to add a number eleven to the list. Another resolution that I personally want to move to my own number-one position: Pray more. Follow that and everything else will fall into place.
Happy New Year!