New Year, New You, Same God

Happy New Year!!!

As 2016 comes to a close and 2017 comes roaring in, New Year’s resolutions will be made. Some of us will vow to lose weight, we may vow to be better listeners, some may promise to be less stressed or more organized and some just to be better people all around.

I have made most all of these at one time or another over the years. Fact is I could personally work on all of these this coming year. The point being, we all start the New Year with the best of intentions. Life moves fast, most of the time too fast. None of us are perfect and old habits are hard to break. So at some point, usually for me by the first week in February, I am struggling with my commitments. I am fast returning to my bad habits.

The one that does not struggle to keep promises, does not waiver, and is always by our side is Jesus Christ. The Bible is full of examples of how we should live our lives. Why not start this year? We are told this in (Hebrews 13: 1-8)

Hebrews 13:1-8(NIV)

13 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. 3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;

never will I forsake you.”

6 So we say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.

What can mere mortals do to me?”

7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

 

So the one resolution we all should make is to be better Christians. Let Jesus take our hand and guide us. We should always put God first in every aspect of our lives and in every decision we make. I heard a phrase my whole child hood & throughout my teenage years. Long before I became a Christian or even went to church on a regular basis. “WWJD” What Would Jesus Do? In 2017 let’s become better Christians. Every time we are faced with a struggle” WWJD”. Every time we make a decision “ WWJD”. If we can live 2017 by “What Would Jesus Do” we can’t help but to become better Christians. So for 2017 my Resolution is live my life by “WWJD”. Let’s do it together, and remember when it gets tough Jesus is by our side.

 

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