It is this time of year many like to make New Year’s Resolutions. A resolution is defined as, “a firm decision to do or not to do something.” It is good to make godly resolutions or firm decisions. Maybe the following can help you to keep on the right road with God throughout the new year.
Relationship with God. Reaffirm your relationship with God. “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Mic. 6:8)?
Review. Look back on the past year and ask God to show you areas of sin and weakness that might have hindered your spiritual growth. “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” (Ps. 139:23-24).
Repent. Confess and repent of your sins and ask God to forgive you. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
Refresh. Ask God to refresh your and to give you a new vision for the year ahead. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11).
Renew. Ask God to help you see your life from His perspective and renew your commitment to his vision and purpose for your life. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Rom 12:2).
Resolve. Resolve to be faithful to God’s purpose in your life and honor God in all areas of your life. “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14).
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