These are my TOP TEN New Years Resolutions. Take a peek.
1Pe 4:7 The end of everything is near. Therefore, practice self-control, and keep your minds clear so that you can pray.
I will be self-controlled this year so that I am able to pray with a clear mind.
1Pe 3:15 But dedicate your lives to Christ as Lord. Always be ready to defend your confidence in God when anyone asks you to explain it. However, make your defense with gentleness and respect.
I will strive to make sure that every answer I give to all will be with gentleness and respect. I will never use the Word of God or the guise of truth to beat anyone up.
Psa 119:30 I have chosen a life of faithfulness. I have set your regulations in front of me.
I will keep God's Word forefront in my mind. I will be faithful to Him in my words and deeds.
Psa 27:13 I believe that I will see the goodness of the LORD in this world of the living.
Instead of looking for the negative all around me, I will choose to see the goodness of the Lord all around me.
2Ti 2:1 My child, find your source of strength in the kindness of Christ Jesus
I will find my strength only in the kindness (grace) of Jesus. I will stop trying to find it within myself or others.
Pro 25:15 Patience and gentle talk can convince a ruler and overcome any problem.
I will have more patience with people. A little time will help solve problems instead of demanding immediate changes from those around me.
Psa 62:5 Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on him.
If I want peace, I can only get it from God. There are no worldly circumstances that can produce the peace I am craving.
1Th 2:20 You alone are our glory and joy!
Only God can be what I glory in and what I can have true joy from. Nothing I can do or experience aside from Him can truly be glorious or joyful.
1Pe 4:8 Above all, continue to love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.
I will choose to love deeply. In choosing to love, I will be able to look past some sinful things to be able to show the love of Christ to those around me. And pray that others choose to view me through that same lens.
2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and-look!-all things have become new!
I will remember every moment of every day that I have been made new! I can live a new life for Christ. The old life with all of it's failures and pain and sorrow can be behind me. I AM A NEW CREATION!
Any of these sound like a resolution you need to make? You too can be new!
I also should add, out of total disclosure, I have resolved to lose 50lbs to be more healthy!
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