Monday, December 31, 2007

Resolution vs.Reformation

One more day and we enter into a new year. If you are anything like me looking back into the mirror of 2007 you can see the smudges and sparkles in the reflections, the good and the bad of the year and you feel the things that come with all of them. It is in view now, the new year, and the possiblities that we see are endless and filled with all that is good. We are given an hope and an opportunity to start fresh, to wipe all those old smudges away and begin fresh. This year let us not resolve to do things differently in the New Year but let us decide to reform our lives, to change for the better, for Christ. To.. look carefully how we walk through this year, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of time, because the days are evil... and constantly walking by the Spirit... and not gratifying the desires of our flesh. (Galatians 5:16-17, Ephesians 5:15-16) So wipe those smudges of 2007 away and remember the sparkles.

Don't forget what the Lord did in 2007, hold on to those like precious gems. He has plans for us in 2008! Big plans, plans not to prosper you or to give you a good life with not hardships but plans to use you for His Kingdom, for His eternal purposes that you can not fathom. In 2008 He will provide you will all that you will need in every circumstance, in the physical and in the spiritual and in the emotional for He has already provided His only begotton Son and His promises are solid.

Today reform your life by...

Trust(ing) in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding . In all your ways acknoledge Him and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5 and praying, Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Psa 25:4 Refrom your life by living your life not for yourself but for Christ.

Go to His word and allow Him to teach you His paths that He desire for you to walk in. Enjoy reading these resolutions that were for this man of God a reformation of his life. Also, why not Turn up the Music with Point of Grace...


2 comments:

Stacy said...

What an awesome song!
Thanks for sharing it.
Happy New Year.
Stacy

the160acrewoods said...

great encouragement and what a wonderful song!