The New Year! It’s exciting and profound because we enter into another digit in our yearly calendar. 2015 for some of us seems like “the future” as many would remember. This is the year Marty McFly travelled to in the insanely popular movie Back to the Future 2.
As many would agree, the future isn’t exactly as we though it would be, some would say things are better than expected and some would argue things are worse. Certainly in technology we have made some great strides aside from the flying car, but we are still far behind in race and political issues.
I digress, however, as the first 2 paragraphs are just a preface of what I really want to say.
Most people make a resolution at the beginning of the new year and the joke is that no one ever keeps their resolutions, which seems to be mostly true as our social humor usually dictates societal truths. The problem is that people seem to make such monumental and unrealistic resolutions.
-read my bible more
-spend less time at work and more time with family
All these are wonderful ideas but I want to present to you the idea that as Christians we should be making resolutions every day of our lives. We should be constantly striving to change for the better, grow closer to God and grow in our relationships with others. Every day you should consider what should be done better than the day before. We should assess ourselves each night, consider things we regret to have done or failed to have accomplished and push forward onto the next day with vigor and determination.
God doesn’t change, but we are called to. We are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, to pick up our cross and walk with Jesus daily, not at the beginning of the new year. We should be creating 365 + resolutions per year in our journey with the living God.
Take an opportunity today to consider what you will do today not this year.