Stop Making News Years Resolutions!

So we are almost at 2017. May I make a suggestion. Forget making New Years Resolutions!  How about instead of waiting for God to tell us something that will make us say “God gave me a vision for this year,” we go ahead and try to do what the Bible has told us to do such as:

  1. Share your faith and make disciples of others into the person of Jesus (Matt 28:19). So if you are a 20-year-old  Christian that still doesn’t know what the Gospel is or how to disciple anyone, you aren’t doing God’s will.
  2. Abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thess. 4: 3-7).
  3. Rejoice always, pray continually, giving thanks in all circumstances (1 Thess. 5: 16-18).
  4. Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—and be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Rom 12: 1-2).
  5. Pray at all times in the Spirit (Eph. 6:18).
  6. Promote unity among your brothers and sisters (John 17: 20-23).
  7. Love radically and unconditionally (1 Cor.13: 4-13).
  8. Know God and his Son Jesus the Messiah so that you may truly experience the quality of eternal life right now (John 17: 3).
  9. Avoid the deeds of the flesh and experience the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5: 19-25).
  10. Know the role of the Holy Spirit in your life (John 14-16).
  11. Know what you believe and why you believe and be able to give a reason for the hope within you to others (1. Peter 3: 15-16).
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