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Happy New Year

Well 2005 is gone and here is 2006. With each year we all tend to set a list of goals to attain each year, some call them resolutions.

res·o·lu·tion (rĕz’ə-lū’shən) pronunciation
1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2. A resolving to do something.
3. A course of action determined or decided on.

Some make it throught he whole year and keep out resolutions and others tend to lag on their self promise soon forgetting it altogether. Then before we know it the next year is already here. In most cases a resolution would consist of something like going back to the gym, getting an extra hour of sleep, quit smoking or something like that. While all of those are good ideas might I make suggestion? Why not this year you try something totally different, something totally selfless? Instead of making a minor change in hopes that it will better your daily life try out going to church. Now if you have already done this or do not go because of the people there try looking at it this way. Go to church to be closer to God, not the people there. I know that if I was going to church for the social aspect of it I would much rather choose a different place to go. Now I have made some really good friends at church but if I was in it for me alone I would not have chosen church as the place to spend my time. I go to church to grow closer to God. In that time that I have been growing closer to God I have met people who have messed up just as much of their life if not more of it then I had. God has changed my life, and going to church has helped keep me accountable to those changes. No list of resolutions I could have made last year would have amounted to the difference in person I am today from 2004.
If you would like to try out going to church but have some questions, let me know. My email and instant messager screen names are all over the place on here. Do something this year that will with out a doubt change your life. A resolution is nothing but a promise to ourselves. In the Bible God says that if you ask him in to your life that He promises salvation.
God bless,

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1 Comment

  • Jen Rodgers
    January 3, 2006 at 11:29 am

    Hey Jerad,
    Thanks for this note. Your words are encouraging and helpful in reminding us that the Lord who calls us is faithful to glorify Himself through our lives. It’s so wonderful to know that He works through us even when we don’t resolve ourselves according to His plan.

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