Friday, January 1, 2016
“The priceless lesson in the New Year is that endings birth beginnings and beginnings birth endings. And in this elegantly choreographed dance of life, neither ever find an end in the other.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
For every authentic Christian there can only be one New Year’s resolution and it is this:
“But this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
This “goal” Paul talks about is complete deliverance from your own sin. It may not happen soon, but it will never happen unless you make it your goal, your desire, your wish, your personal commandment. Do you find yourself reliving the past with regret, failure, and shame? Stop it! If you are in Christ, the past has died, along with all your sins, on the cross, and you are now resurrected to newness of life—2016 is a clean slate. Thanks to Christ it is possible to put the past to rest and to press on to achieve the final goal of your total transformation in Christ. Now that’s a resolution worth keeping.