The word resolution in the Greek connotes commitment, vow an oath or a pledge. Are you aware God was the first to make a resolution, and He kept His commitment to humanity by “Sending His Son into the world.” Read John 3:17. And God’s resolution is a constant reminder for you and me that “God is not a man, that He should lie…” Read Numbers 23:19. He is a faithful God.
Listen to King David’s astonishing prayer, “Create a new, clean heart within me. Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you.” Read Psalm 51:10. And I believe this can pass for a resolution, won’t you agree?
Watch this, for any resolution to be meaningful, the foundation must be rooted in God hence the Bible says, “For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfil your purpose] for His good pleasure.” Read Philippians 2:13 (AMP).
In other words, without God’s help, any resolution one makes is in futility because God is not at the centre, and it is built on sinking sand, hence, when you ask people halfway through the year – and I am being generous, about how things are going with their resolution; their response might sound like this, erm erm we are still working on it, no certainty of an end goal in mind; comes across as wishing and hoping for something to happen.
As I continue to mature in the things of God, it became clear to me that the resolutions I needed to make were the ones to do with my commitment to God and His ways. My goal and remains the same till this day is to stay resolute and committed to God. “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from Him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly. Refuse to worry about tomorrow but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” Read Matthew 6:33-34 (TPT). Take note of the keywords “so above all.” In other words, put your entire weight behind chasing after the realm of God’s Kingdom. And what is that realm? The Bible tells us, “the realm of righteousness, meaning God’s way of doing things to the extent that His name will always be glorified. Oh, hallelujah.
My Father in heaven, speak forth Your word. You have given me spiritual ears to hear, eyes to see and a heart to perceive. Therefore, I walk in the light and not in darkness. Thank You for illuminating my heart with truth from Your word, and for that I am grateful.
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