2020 RESOLUTIONS, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 12/31/19 (Across my desk today.)
|“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me…” (Psalm 51:10, ESV)|
|Christ Makes Everything New|
With this new year comes fresh starts, resolutions and new beginnings. It is a time for making plans, setting goals and writing visions. But the greatest “new start” of all comes through Jesus Christ. Second Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” If you need a new beginning this year in any area of your life, allow Christ to make you a new creation, and the old will pass away! He will put a new and right spirit within you when you call on His name!
This year, make your relationship with Him your number one priority. When you put God first place and make it your highest priority to please Him, you can expect to live a blessed, fulfilled life. Scripture states, “God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Notice who God rewards. Not people who half-heartedly seek Him, only seek Him when they have a problem, or come to church only on special occasions. God rewards people who diligently seek Him. Psalm 34:10 adds: “Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” When you seek God daily with your whole heart in this new year, you won’t be able to outrun the good things of God!
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, as we enter into a new year, I choose to put You first. Wipe the slate clean as I develop a deeper personal relationship with You. Thank You for new beginnings as I walk every day with You in Jesus’ name! Amen.”|
We all deeply know that in a friendship, business, school, marriage or ministry that being half-hearted (mediocracy) is a most certain step towards finding failure. And then we play the blame game by giving God the credit for our failures. And so many today are really upset at GOD for not giving them deliverance from their own Adamic choices. That lust when it is conceived produces sin and the completion of sin is death or separation from our HOLY Creator God. James 1:15… I am finding that we have good days and bad days and usually the temptations come to sin on my bad days. And also the longer that I have victory over an issue in the Grace and Power of the Holy Spirit the stronger I get. But If I submit to the temptation then the weaker I get. The nature that I inherited form Adam just does not want to die. Really difficult at times to keep the coffin lid on tight on the flesh (Adamic Nature) and through a few more rocks on the casket. As when ever Adam does get loose he sure makes a mess of things. And of course that is where 1 John 1:6-9 comes in.
“Having therefore these , dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious : that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Cor.7:1, 2 Pet.1:4. That the Rom. 8 victory is ours when we find and have heart faith for the promises of God.
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