Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year's Resolutions

Well, it’s January one and time for all of those resolutions. I couldn’t help but laugh (to myself of course) as I watched probably half a dozen…um…not so athletic…athletically challenged (for the politically correct crowd) people lumber past my house today in their so-new-they still-have the-tags sweats. I didn’t count the guy who looked like he was in pretty decent shape (running in an old t-shirt and shorts).

Now, in the name of full disclosure I have to tell you I was outside for less than two hours taking down the Christmas lights (the rest of the day I was horizontal in the recliner watching college football and writing this blog).

But I couldn’t help but think about the first day of the New Year’s Resolutions and wonder how many of those folks I’d ever see again “running” past the house.

I had the normal reaction – those resolutions will never last, but then I had another thought – at least those six people (and many others I did not see) made the effort to give it a shot (which, to this point, is more than I have done).

So, kudos to those of you who are willing to give it a try and attempt to make a change for the better in your life.

For me, having a relationship with God is kinda similar. I don’t deserve it. I know I won’t keep my end of the relationship up very well. And yet God says, “All I need for you to do is take the first step and trust me.” “Surrender your life to me and I will sustain you,” is what God tells us. In fact, it gets even better – God knows we won’t follow through perfectly – and yet our relationship with Him is secure – forever.

Want to make a change that will last? If you haven’t already asked Jesus to give you a new life (a fresh start), that’s the best New Year’s Resolution you will ever make – and the “keeping it going” is God’s part.

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Anonymous said...

I've noticed a lot more joggers as well.

Dave said...

Where have all the joggers gone?

I haven't seen any of my New Year's Day friends again - humm, I wonder why?