Sunday, January 01, 2006

'Tis the Season

You can see it everywhere-- the exercise equipment sales in the department store inserts, the counter displays of healthy living books in the bookstores, the covers of magazines in the grocery store.

It's New Year's Resolution Time.

Did you know that most people break their resolution within the first few hours of January 1?

Why do you think that is?

I have a pretty good hunch. Because we really aren't a different person that we were on December 31. We still have the same struggles, the same trials, the same weaknesses that we did before, so why do we really think we can just make a declaration and have it all be different because our calendar says its a new year?

That's why we fail.

But Jesus, He made a different declaration for us. He said that through Him all things are made anew. So, maybe our new year's resolutions need to be less about how we're going to change ourselves and more about getting close to Him so He can do the changing.

That's where my resolve is going to be.

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