Resolutions. Some people start the new year with them, but a lot of people think they are ridiculous. This is because most of of their resolutions are hopeful and they never really follow through with them - like buying a gym membership in January but then never going again. Though they start with good intentions, their resolutions are often never completed.
Contradictory to what I said, this year there are some things that I hope I can follow through with and complete. And I'm not just saying I am going to finish it, but actually do it. Also many people start off and then feel like they have to finish, but they should finish because they want to. If you are devoted enough, you can accomplish and reach your goal, even if it’s a silly New Years resolution.
This year I really want to read my bible everyday. If I start my day off with 10-20 minutes of quiet time, I feel that my day would be better than those days without this time. Earlier in the fall semester I tried this, but I got caught up in school, studying and social things. Also, I was progressively getting more and more tired.
But recently I have discovered that praying and spending even just a little bit of time with God in the morning before I start my day or in the evening at the end of my day will make my day better or turn it around. I’ve found that when you read the Bible, you can become more insightful on your outlook on life. Usually when I read my Bible it can help me with something I’m struggling with.
I know that this is will take some discipline because even if it’s something you really want for yourself, it’s easy to slip up and forget about it. I have to be able to create a new habit and hope that I won’t fail before I even start. It reminds me of this verse:
Pray, and keep praying. Be alert and thankful when you pray. Pray that God would open doors and windows and minds and eyes and hearts for the word so we can go on telling the mystery of the Anointed.
The first part of this verse rings true because not only does it say “pray”, but it says “keep praying." It’s not a one time thing, it’s continuous, and you have to be persistent, especially with your new resolutions.
So this year I going to attempt to just carve out a little more time because it's worth it and usually it can calm me down from my school work. I imagine that if i read my Bible everyday, I’ll grow, learn and be closer to God.
What about you? Is there anything that you can pick up that can make a difference in your life?
Written by Sarah
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