Lately it seems that every time I decide to write, something happens to interfere with it. Either we have forgotten something at the store, we have last minute doctor appointments, we end up in the emergency room or one of us or both of us are not feeling well and need to be monitored because we both have compromised immune systems from some of the disease we have.
I gave up making New Years Resolutions years ago. I learned that no matter how many I made or how few, keeping them was almost impossible because I would soon forget what they were or I didn’t seem to have the time or energy to work on them.
Why make New Years Resolutions? The problems we need to address in our lives should be an ongoing effort, day by day. We should be working on being the people of God that we should be instead of waiting to start that on a particular day. Tomorrow is never promised yet we, humans, have the bad habit of putting off until tomorrow something that can be done today.
If you have a problem in your life, emotionally, spiritually or physically, why would you wait for a certain day to come around to attend it. If you haven’t accepted Jesus, you should think of that right now, because, as I mentioned above, tomorrow is not promised. I recall a conversation I had with a person one time about accepting Jesus, inviting them to come to church and they told me that church was for when they got old, and then they would think about attending.
There is so much in life that is wonderful, so much to see, smell, feel, hear and learn about, but we have become so technical that our attention seems to always be drawn to those devices that require us pushing buttons or typing in texts. These often distract us from the things in our daily lives that we need to attend to
If I were to make a New Years Resolution, it would be to draw closer to the Lord, but I strive to do that in my life everyday, and when something needs to be attended to in my attitude, in my spiritual life, in my physical body or in my emotions, I try to attend to it immediately, first going into prayer to my father and then, if needed making the appropriate appointments.
Titus 2:11-12 says it all :For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;