So many of us use New Year’s Eve and Day to make resolutions…to try and “fix” our shortcomings…to focus on our failures. So many resolutions are made…and within a few days or weeks they are broken.
Remember, that the world we live in is fallen and that we are part of that brokenness. In this fallen world, all our default settings are tainted by sin. Trying to “fix” yourself, by yourself, is futile. It’s like trying to put all the pieces of a broken mirror back together to get a true reflection. There is only one resolution needed…to develop the Mind of Christ. Growing closer to God, yearning for Him, then glorifying Him with your internal and external functioning.
Developing the Mind of Christ can’t happen without the Holy Spirit. If you aren’t saved, born again, received God’s gift of Jesus as your personal Savior, then click here to learn how to be saved for eternity. If you are saved, then learning how to access the power of the Holy Spirit and get out of His way is our need for change. WITHIN REACH covers Confession, the Armor of God, more Biblical truths, and a strategy to understand and apply the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives.
To make a resolution is to make a decision with determination…a decision with firmness of mind and purpose. When the Spirit is in you and you are obeying, you will be transformed and renewed. This is incredible motivation to be resolved to follow through with this resolution.
Today, make the only resolution that can truly make a difference in your life. Make the decision to move closer to God and access the Holy Spirit to transform your mind and life…now and for eternity. Tomorrow, we will look closer at transformation. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your thoughts New Year’s Resolutions.
Dear Father God, on this New Year’s Eve, I make the only resolution that counts…to move closer to You by achieving the “Mind of Christ.” In New Year’s Eves of the past, I have defaulted to try and problem solve through resolutions. My mind always trying to find out what was wrong…and then trying to “fix” things my way. I come to You, Father, and ask for Your Grace and collaboration to set me free from all my hurtful, sinful ways. I will view each moment in this New Year and all the years to come as a fresh opportunity to draw ever closer to You. I pray in the name of the one you sent to transform me and give me new life, Jesus Christ; and all the children of the world said – AMEN!
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.