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Sunday, December 31


"For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again" - Proverbs 24:16

If you make a New Year's Resolution chances are the resolution will fall by the wayside in a few weeks. We tend to have the attitude that once we fail at our "resolution" it's all over. One strike, then you're out.

One problem is our definition for resolution. The root word for "resolution" is not resolute (firmly determined in purpose or staunch) but rather the definition is to resolve (the act or process of resolving, or solving by breaking up into small parts to analyze).

I'm not saying never make resolutions, they can be a good thing. Just make them wisely, understanding that your goal is a life change attitude that comes from inside; not seeing how long you can carry out a new activity.

Spend some time in quiet meditation and ask yourself if you are satisfied with where you are in the Lord. Are you comfortable with how often you pray or read The Word? I hope not. I believe every one of us has room to improve and deepen our relationship with our Lord and Savior. The day we quit growing is the day we start dying. The Lord is always ready to show us something new and fresh.

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." - Psalm 37:4

By Cheri Thomas
from www.witandwisdom.org
Used with permission

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