Isn't making a Resolution
PUTTING ON A NEW HOPE
in order to
PUT OFF what was?
A making an exchange~
because where you are is not the where you want to be
because you know there is so much more that is way better.
Making the Exchange~
BIRTH to the NEW
because there is a
DEATH to the OLD
that is so much better than what was.
So I ask you
What do you need to die to in order to carry out your New Year Resolution?
It isn't about losing weight, as it is about treating your body as a temple~
"Don't you know that your body is a temple of the HOY SPIRIT
who is in you, whom you have from GOD? I Corinthians 6:19
It isn't about Not Gossiping, as it is about
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." Ephesians 4:29
It isn't about not being Anxious, as it is about
"by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts & your minds in CHRIST JESUS." Philippians 4:6b-7
So how do I & how do you carry out those Resolutions so that they become a Reality?
We fix our eyes off of self ~ the self that we so want to change~
and fix them on the
who changes us One step at a time, One moment at a time as we do it
HIS WAY is WAY Better than our ways.
Easier said than done but
GOD does not leave us to do it ourselves
what is impossible for us is possible for HIM.
If only we would
BELIEVE & RECEIVE
all that HE says
all that HE asks, so that
HIS PEACE , HOPE & JOY
will be so overwhelming that we will forget about ourselves
because we know that
HE will not forget about us.
Easier said than done in those hopeless helpless moments of
"there is no way"
GOD asks is for us to
"Pursue the things over which CHIRST presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, & be alert to what is going on around CHRISTt—that’s where the action is. See things from HIS perspective. Your old life is dead.
Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is
with CHRIST IN GOD. HE is your life. When CHRIST (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you’ll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you.
Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like CHRIST." (Colossians 3:1-4 The Message)
Because where JESUS is invited
HE comes & HE brings
A REAL PEACE
A REAL HOPE
A REAL JOY
A REAL LOVE
that makes the impossible possible
as HE brings us from
Old to NEW
JESUS IS MORE THAN A RESOLUTION~
HE is the POSSIBLE in the IMPOSSIBLE~
" I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13