Sunday, January 02, 2011

The ME I Need to BE, Part I
Scripture: Philippians 3: 13-14

What are your New Year's Resolutions? Why have you made them? Are they the same as the years before? Are they a reaction to what is wrong in your life, or a response of what you want to be right?

These are the questions we ponder when deciding that new beginning is necessary. These are the questions for a New Year!

In this series, we look not just at our resolutions for a new year, but also how God intends for our lives to look and work in the first place. We seek to Be the Me that God has intended all along.

But, first, we must learn to BE more committed to God's Word, God's Plan and God's Purpose in our lives.

The Scriptures are clear that "new beginnings" are part of God's work in our lives. He treasures the times when we decide to begin again and create something significant in His name.

Three principles stand out in Scripture when considering "Healthy Biblical Resolutions"--

1. Resolutions should Transform Us not Merely Change Us.

2. Resolutions should Reflect What We Should Be Not Only React to What We Shouldn't Be.

3. Resolutions should Build A Foundation for More Good Not Simply Set a Goal for A Principle Odds are We Can't Meet.

So, again, what are you resolutions for this new year? Have you set them out of habit or because God is calling for something new in your journey? And, are they preparing you for success according to the world's standards, or real significance according to God's?

Blessings in the New Year.

Be Salt and Light, my friends... You Matter!

Matthew 5: 13-16

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