Dec 29 – Broken Resolutions

At New Year’s, many sincerely make resolutions Time Magazine has given a list of the top commonly broken Resolutions. Here are a few- Lose weight. Quit smoking. Eat a healthier diet. Get out of debt. Drink less. Unfortunately, only around 8% who make resolutions actually keep them. So it is tempting to just stop making any more. Paul the Apostle would not agree. He wrote, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” A University President once said, “You can do anything you ought to do.” But to be able to do “all things through Christ who strengthens” us, we must first have Christ in our lives as our Savior. Then when we determine what, we “ought to do”, God will give us the ability to keep our well thought out, reasonable resolutions. Remember something else Paul wrote, “…it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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