Thursday, January 1, 2009

What's My New Years Resolution For 2009?

Ok, so I have been asked, what’s your New Year’s resolution? And to tell the truth, I didn’t have one. Now I had been thinking about it, but nothing just jumped out at me. I had tried them all in the past.. loosing weight, staying In shape, get organized and so on. But each year life would get in and have a way of changing everything I said I would do.

So, as I stood on the porch today I said.. God, what do I need to do this year?
I want these things In my life,
And god said; “Trust in me with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge me, and I will direct your paths”

where does this come from? Proverbs 3: 5-6

As I read through Proverbs 3, God began to show me all the things he has for me.

If I keep his commands on my heart he will give me long life and peace he will add to me.

If I did not forsake mercy and truth but write them on my heart I would find favor with God and man

If I was not wise in my own eyes and fear the Lord and depart from evil, it would be health to my flesh and strength to my bones.

If I honored god with all my possessions and with my Firstfruits of ALL my increase, my barns would be filled with plenty and my vats would over flow with new wine.

As it goes on in Proverbs 3, God tells me how much he wants for me.. what he says I can have if I will only acknowledge HIM in All that I do.

I find that I want things different this year; I want more of what He wants for me, and not just what I want for myself. I want to Be, Do and Have ALL that God says I can Have, BE and Do. So for me, I have to say when people ask me.. What’s your New Years resolution? I have to say.. well, I, myself have tried in the past to set my own resolutions but this year I would rather do what God wants me to do.. So this year my New Years Resolution is...

I will trust in the lord with all my heart, and lean not to my own understanding. I will acknowledge Him in all that I do and HE will direct my paths. With Him I can’t go wrong.

All I have to do each day when I get up is say.. Lord, I give you this day.. I acknowledge that You are LORD over me and my life.. and in you today Lord, YOU will direct my paths. You will direct my life, you will direct my business, you will direct my family, you will direct my health, my peace, my joy.. In you will I trust.

So in 2009 I know it will hold the BEST that God has for me and no other resolution I could ever make could ever compare with that.

Proverbs 3: 1- 35

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post, there is no better resolution that to give your life to God wholeheartedly.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2009.