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Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year's Resolution

Any resolve I might make that has to wait for January first, cannot be a sincere resolution.  If it is something I should do, then I should start doing it the moment it comes to mind.  Resolutions made December 31st must be the real thing.

If it is losing weight that I decide I must do (and really I should do that) then I should wake up this morning and say, "Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  I have to stop sweets and extra helpings NOW."  Then tomorrow morning, after I have pigged out the night before, I have to say the same thing.  The starting line is now for anything seriously in need of change.

It is a daily resolve we undertake to kill a little more sin and learn to walk with Jesus a little better.  That just can't wait for a calendar marker like the first of the year, or month or whatever.

Now after scorning the idea of making New Year's Resolutions, I must admit to resolving to attempt a through the bible read.  The printed chart begins with January 1, and my contemporaries announced it just at this time of the year, so I jumped at the challenge.

I remember as a brand new Christian, resolving to leave the liberal church of which I was already a member.  I was saved watching Billy Graham several weeks (months?) prior.  But when the pastor preached about George Washington on Washington's birthday, I wanted to hear the word of God.  It had become the right time for me to make the resolution, "By the grace of God, this is the last sermon I will hear in this church."  And it was.

I also have made a resolution to write more blogs this year.  No, it wasn't a New Year's resolution, but I thought I would share that with you.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you're writing more blogs! I check them to see if there's any family history I've missed. Among other reasons! Did you know that I blog too? check out mine at You will probably find some heresy there. Sorry about that, but you can comment your complaints any time.