For anyone that already feels bad about giving up on their New Year’s resolution, get ready to be punch in the junk…
With the coming of a new year there is a lot of talk concerning resolutions. This always makes me think of one of my favorites from church history, Jonathan Edwards, and the resolutions he wrote as a young man concerning his life in God.
Many new year’s resolutions fizzle out quickly–and are often related to superfluous things.
If you need some resolution for the new year, try some of these on for size. Attempting to walk these out by the grace of God will have far reaching affect in your life (read I Timothy 4:6-9).
Also, if you are in need of some good reading this new year, I recommend George Marsden’s biography of Jonathan Edwards. Or, if you are up to reading Edwards himself, I suggest starting with Religious Affections or Freedom of the Will.
Try these Resolutions on for Size « rondowning.com
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard