class time discussing the meaning of a resolution---the root
word, "resolute," means determined, firm, purposeful,
strong-willed, courageously steadfast. Then play God's Resolutions,
people make New Year's resolutions they are stating firm promises to
accomplish something good in their lives. New Year's resolutions are sometimes just silly fun,
like promising to never eat Brussel Sprouts! Most times resolutions are more meaningful, such as promising to quit a
sinful habit to improve your health, or to control your tongue so as
not to offend others, or to do something helpful for others. But, more often than not, New Year's
Resolutions are not easily kept. So what's wrong? Why is it so
difficult to make and keep our promises to do better for ourselves and
you're not a child of God, changing
sinful habits is very difficult, if not impossible. So don't wait
another minute, start the New Year out right. Ask Jesus to forgive
your sins, and invite him into your life to be your Savior and Forever Friend.
you are a
child of God, you don't have to go it alone. You need to
recognize your sin and then ask God to forgive you. And if you've
offended another person, then you must ask for his or her forgiveness
too. The Scriptures say, "God is faithful and reliable. If we
confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything
we've done wrong"
1 John 1:9 (GW).
This verse is a wonderful promise, a firm resolution from God for the New
Year; we can start with a clean slate, with no
score held against us!