Resolutions & Bible reading in 2012...
Well it has begun... and it's already uber challenging! My 1st news resolution of 2012 is to read through the entire bible in the first 90 days. I'm doing pretty good but now i'm already at the point of "do i really want to do this?" YES! Yes i do... and i would encourage you with the same. DO IT! PUSH THROUGH!
I propose that our new years resolution, most of the time, reflect ways we hope to be better humans and better followers of Jesus. If this is true then lean into the Spirit and let God help you to become all you were created to be...
I post this and think about it every year about this time, it's part of my years rhythm and ritual. So check this out and think about it today.
==== From January 2011,
God has given me a fresh perspective on the new year. A perspective that has really challenged me and grown me. I preached a message last year about resolutions. The new perspective is that maybe resolutions are a list of things we are wanting freedom from. God’s people have a reputation for needing to be freed, for needing to be saved from our captivity. I think most of a resolution we make reflect the things or issues we want to be freed from.
When we want to stop smoking we are hoping to be freed from addiction. When we want to lose wait or get fit we are wanting to be freed from our laziness and our lack of discipline. When we are wanting to get out of debt we are trying to be freed from the chains of money, greed and possessions. I can’t think of a resolution that is made that doesn’t reflect a type of freedom being desired!
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” :: Galatians 5:1
Freedom is a pretty huge theme for the Christian. And the New Year is a perfect time to reflect on the ways Jesus wishes you to be freed, to live in his freedom, and to be the person he has created you to be.
Think on that!
Grace and peace Erik