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New Year’s Resolution

I’m a goal oriented person, so it should be no surprise that last year I made several New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of the year, and I’m happy to say that for the most part I’ve followed through on these action items. For example, I just finished reading the Bible through in a year (as of this morning), I painted a couple of rooms in the house, I kept up with a fitness routine. This year, I want to set out to accomplish great things, but as I was reminded by our adult ministries pastor (Frank Chiapperino) the one goal that I should have for the upcoming year comes from Philippians 3:10 – “I want to know Christ.” If I follow through on this one resolution, the other areas of my life should fall into place. Frank used Philippians 3:12-16 to emphasize how we go about achieving this goal. Here are the basic points:

DISSATISFACTION – “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal” (verse 12)
DEVOTION – “But one thing I do” (verse 13)
DIRECTION – “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead” (verse 13)
DETERMINATION – “I press on toward the goal” (verse 14)

What a great way to kickoff the New Year. Here’s a funny video clip to go along with the post. I’m sure we can all relate to what these kids have to share.

Until the next post, Happy New Year!!!


December 31, 2007 - Posted by | thoughts

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