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I Resolve to ...


The 70 Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

"Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these

Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake.

Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week."**

Now stay with me here..

This is how I began my morning,

Hmm....

for some reason

I was reminded of the impact

Jonathan Edwards' Resolutions

had on me,

his commitment

his

RESOLVE~

"to decide firmly on a course of action." (google)~

to walk with

total dependency on His Lord and Savior.

Well..

feeling quite convicted,

as I was reading his list,

I decided to move on to something else

but...

my espresso fell

onto the carpet

caffeinating it with a puddle and drops

of black

and guess where I am...

back with

RESOLVE.

So I guess God had a message for me

as I had no choice but to use

RESOLVE~

to clean up my mess.

just as

God

cleans up my mess

whenever I

RESOLVE

To

Put Him in My Story.

So

Jonathan Edwards

I am back to you...

As now I have

Put Resolve in My Story...

Here is a snippet of some of his resolutions:

On Spiritual Life

#25. Resolved, to examine carefully, and constantly, what that one thing in me is, which causes me in the least to doubt of the love of God; and to direct all my forces against it.

Communion with God

#53.Resolved, to improve every opportunity, when I am in the best and happiest frame of mind, to cast and venture my soul on the Lord Jesus Christ, to trust and confide in him, and consecrate myself wholly to him; that from this I may have assurance of my safety, knowing that I confide in my Redeemer. July 8, 1723.

Time Management

37. Resolved, to inquire every night, as I am going to bed, wherein I have been negligent, what sin I have committed, and wherein I have denied myself: also at the end of every week, month and year. Dec. 22 and 26, 1722.

Relationships

16. Resolved, never to speak evil of anyone, so that it shall tend to his dishonor, more or less, upon no account except for some real good.

Suffering

67. Resolved, after afflictions, to inquire, what I am the better for them, what good I have got by them, and what I might have got by them.

The Scriptures

28. Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.

(**Read More @ http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-resolutions-of-jonathan-edwards)

Hmm..

Lesson Learned

To have his commitment

To

RESOLVE

to:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!*

To

RESOLVE

to:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.*

To

RESOLVE

to:

whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.*

To

RESOLVE

to:

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.(*Philippinas 4:4-9

To

RESOLVE

to

Put Him in Every part of my story

To

RESOLVE

to

Put Him in Every part of Your story

What do you need to Resolve to today?

Well

I think I also need to

RESOLVE

to not have any more espresso.


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