Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Suggestions For A New Years Resolution"

Each year at this time as we reflect on the year that has just past and look forward toward the New Year ahead, many of us consider making new year’s resolutions, hoping to make some positive changes in our lives. If you haven’t yet come up with a New Years Resolution, you might consider one of mine from the list below?

1. Seek God and His kingdom ways above all else.

“But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His Kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right) and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” Matt. 6:33 Amp

2. Develop a hunger and thirst for God.

“As the deer pants and longs for the water brook so I pant and long for you, O God. My inner self thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?” Pm. 42:1-2 Amp

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matt. 5:6

3. Seek God’s wisdom and direction in all things.

“If any of you are deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God, [who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.” James1:5 Amp

“For I always pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him.” Eph. 1:17 Amp

4. Let peace rule in your heart and life.

“And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state)..” Col. 3:15 Amp

“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in you.” Isaiah 26:3 Amp

5. Seek for a God inspired vision.

“Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God] the people perish,” Pro. 29:18 Amp

6. Praise God continually in all circumstances.

“Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.” Heb. 13:15 Amp

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