Sunday, January 04, 2009

resolute...


I am having a great new year...started into it sick as a dog...where did that phrase come from - dogs are typically pretty healthy right? man's best friend? all those phrases are weird. so... moving on...

I'm finally getting better - and so I'm tackling the big issue of the season...resolutions. What are your resolutions for the new year? That's the question of choice for the last few days. Well, I will say I didn't give resolutions this year much thought. I came up with a list of goals sometime last year and haven't finished things on that list - in fact, some of the things I listed I don't have any desire to complete anymore. So no harm done, deleted it. :)

As I've thought about it a little bit more I've decided this year my resolution is to be RESOLUTE. That may sound redundant ~ I've had a great relationship with an older woman at my church who's needed some encouragement lately - encouragement in the midst of trial to stand firm in truth. Life will bring trial, temptation, stressful circumstances, yada yada... and these are things we are fairly warned about and specifically told to not be surprised by --- so in the midst of all of it, I want to be found resolute in TRUTH. Standing firm in the strength of the Lord, unyielding to compromise. This again, may seem obvious...but I think we all know, it's harder than it once seemed. RESOLUTE, surrounded by people who ask hard questions, who value nothing in me apart from the righteousness of Christ. I LOVE MY FRIENDS and my family. :)

What are your resolutions?