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    Make This New Year the Beginning of a New You With This One Resolution

    So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

     

    Ladies, it’s a new year, and every new year is an opportunity to make some resolutions that help to create a better you. Well, if you’re looking for a resolution that will really impact your world, consider this one:

    Allow God’s Word to guide you.

    This may seem like a “no-brainer” for every Christian, right? But is it?

    It’s one resolution, but it encompasses all aspects of our lives. It doesn’t mean simply following the 10 Commandments, although it certainly includes that. It means reading the Bible as a whole and really understanding what God wants from us.

    For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4)

     

    The Bible holds the truth for every aspect of how to live our lives. It teaches us how to behave, how to treat others and how to treat ourselves. It explains the importance of church and fellowship. Through the stories of Adam and Eve and Noah’s Ark, we understand the significance and magnitude of man and woman coming together in marriage and creating life. Through Paul’s letters in the New Testament, we learn how to be Godly children, parents, spouses and friends, all devoted to His Word alone, and not the ways of the world. And through Revelations we recognize that our lives are just a journey, and the way we live them truly determines our end.

     

    Am I now seeking human approval or God’s approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)

    Most importantly, the Bible teaches us how to worship and praise God, how to live for Him and how to rely on Him. God wants to be the center of our lives. He wants us to look to Him in good times and in bad. He wants us to praise Him when things go our way, and He wants us to call out to Him when they don’t.

    The world is ever-changing. Culture and trends and society move with the times, and it’s so easy to get lost along the way. But God’s Word is solid and consistent and it never changes. So, stay focused on it, keep your eyes on Him and you will find your way along the path that leads to your salvation. It won’t be easy, ladies, but it’s not supposed to be easy.

     

    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)

     

    If everyone lived their lives according to scripture, this world would be a whole different place.

    Unfortunately, we can’t make others follow the Word, but we can make ourselves do it. And in doing so, we can make a difference in the lives of others.

    Ladies, what do you think about this one single resolution?

    T.M. Gaouettehttp://www.tmgaouette.com
    T.M. Gaouette is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, blogger and fiction novelist. She was born in Africa, brought up in London and is now living in New England with her husband and four children. Devoted to Him, Gaouette is dedicated to glorifying God through her stories for teens and young adults. T.M. Gaouette is the author of "The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch" and "Freeing Tanner Rose," Christian novels for teens and young adults. She's currently working on completing her upcoming novel -visit tmgaouette.com for more on her Christian fiction work. Connect with her on www.facebook.com/TMGaouette and https://twitter.com/TMGaouette .

    10 COMMENTS

    1. I just had a weird question, I’ve always tried to follow the Bible but I was just wondering who said the Bible was God’s Word? Like, other than what it says we have no confirmation that it is actually God’s Word and Scripture…when did God say that this book was His Word?

      • I think it’s been called God’s Word because everything in it is God breathed (2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible is filled with things that God has said, and continues to speak to people. There is such a difference in time between Genesis and Revelations, literally from the beginning of the universe’s formation to how it will end. It was all put together to make one book, I think much later. God has said that all of the things written in the Bible are His Word and that we should obey Him with all of heart soul mind and strength.

      • That’s actually a really good question, and so far none of the answers are satisfying. You can’t prove a source from the source. That’s called circular reasoning. So even if the Bible does say that the Bible is the Word of God, that doesn’t prove anything. You need another source to confirm that. Not to mention -Who put the Bible together? The version of the Bible most Christians use was put together by Catholics. They had to sort through many potential books for the Bible (like the book of St. Thomas) but had to have been guided by God to select the books to include in the Bible. The Bible did not come with an inspired table of contents. The bishops of the Catholic Church met together in a council in Hippo, Africa, in 393 A.D. and created the list of accepted books in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. They met again in Carthage in 397 and confirmed the same list, or “canon” of books in the Bible. They said that these books were God’s inspired Word.

        • But the Bible says that you are to stay away from idols and the Catholics are very known for their idols and saints. That’s idolatry and paganism, how could they have chose something in the Bible that obviously disagreed with their beliefs?

    2. I just wanted do say that if you have not made this your new year’s resolution, DO IT! I started reading the Bible every morning and whenever I could throughout the day two weeks ago, and it has already made a huge difference in my life.

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