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Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions?  Lose weight?  Quit smoking?  Well, here are some of mine:

This year I resolve to:

  • stop hanging out with people who ask me about my New Year’s resolutions.
  • start eating more healthy (as soon as I eat all the junk food in my house so it won’t tempt me anymore).
  • learn what “resolution” means.
  • find out why the correspondence course on “Mail Fraud” that I purchased never showed up.
  • stick to these resolutions for more than a week.

Well, at least THESE seem like they might be possible!

Have You Considered Making Your Faith A Part of Your Resolutions?

Most New Year’s resolutions have to do with getting healthier, losing weight, make ourselves better, etc.  But how about your faith journey?  How can you make resolutions – realistic resolutions – about your faith life?  Here are four of them, four “S” resolutions – that I think are possibilities for all of us:

  • Seek – Have questions? That’s great.  Seeking answers and asking questions it the best place to start.  At our church, we don’t have all the answers, but it is a place you can ask any question.
  • Stretch – You can’t grow without letting yourself be stretched. That’s true physically and it’s also true spiritually.  If you haven’t read the Bible or asked questions about your faith since you were a kid in Sunday school, then its time to stretch.  Stretch to God and others.
  • Serve – We are ALL called to love – but love is not just a feeling!  Love is a verb! Love is action.  There are many, many ways to serve in the church and in our communities.  You have been given the gift to do what God is calling you to see.  Find it – and serve!
  • Share – If you just saw a good movie, don’t you tell people about it?  If you found a great restaurant, don’t you tell your friends and family?  Resolve to do that about your faith this year.  Introduce others to Jesus.  Let them know why your faith is important to you.  Invite them to join you on your journey to discipleship.

This year, “resolve” to grow in your faith journey!


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