Make This New Year the Beginning of a New You With This One Resolution
Written by T.M. Gaouette | December 30, 2014
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?