A Christian’s Resolution
‘And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true”.” Revelations 21:5
Apostle John, the Revelator, had what some would consider a lonely assignment. It was the final assignment of his life. He was exiled and charged with writing powerfully dynamic, dramatic, revealing words from God. And these words are trustworthy and true for all who are blessed to read these words.
Many started the year making what is considered or called a resolution. A commitment to change, or commit to do something differently. Yet, the very Word of God holds a much greater resolve. God does not need a new year to manifest a change or changes. It happens each and every day of our lives.
‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.’ 2 Corinthians 5:17
When we accepted Christ, we became a new creation in Him. We were buried in the water of baptism and arose from the water with a new resolve to walk in Him. This divinely bestowed newly imputed life is short lived in the mind. But it
does not go away. You have the ability to restart your walk with Him each time you rise from sleep.
As blind Bartimaeus took off his robe to get to Jesus in need of being healed, we too can take off the robe of despair, trouble, hurts, sickness and pains that keep us down. And ask Jesus to restore (renew) us daily.
‘He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God: And many will see and fear. And will trust in the Lord.’ Psalm 40:3. A new song from God strips away all the cares of the daily and allows ultimate joy and satisfaction, pure contentment, and worry free living as we trust in Him each day. This song will be a testimony to the goodness and greatness of God. To His excellent greatness toward us. Great is His faithfulness toward us and therefore, we should show our faithfulness toward Him.
Sing your new song. Sing it loud and off key, if need be. Just sing. ‘Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the stone from your heart and give you a heart of flesh.’ Ezekiel 36:26
As the prophecy of Israel's restoration was given, we too can be given a new heart and a new spirit. Living in a world of hustle and bustle, frets and worries, pains and woe, the heart of mankind is dimmed or hidden in the shadows of life. The heart of man is not seen in the daily walk of many Christians. The spirit of God which dwells within us is grieved by the lack of love for the Word, obedience to the Word, and ignorance of the Word.
Restoration is needed. Just as we restore a beloved old car, or resole a favorite pair of shoes, pray and ask God to restore your heart and spirit to live a life pleasing in His sight.
Resolve to walk in the newness of life in Christ. Trust Him with all your cares. He does care for us. Amen
Patricia A. Jones - First Lady of United Missionary Baptist Church of KC
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FEB A Christian's Resolution (FL Patricia A. Jones)
JAN Putting the Past Behind (Sis. Brenda Rucker)
DEC Paying It Forward (Sis. Barbara Spencer)
NOV Mad Gratitude (Sis. Barbara Caldwell)
OCT Trust. Just Trust. (Sis. Patricia A. Jones)
SEPT Muddling Through Difficult Times (Sis. Barbara Spencer)
AUG Let's get Back to School (Sis. Shavon Brown)
JULY Keeping Him Your #1 (Sister Barbara Caldwell)
JUNE A Father's Day Tribute (Master Jaxson Jones)
MAY An Open Letter to My Mom (Sis. Zinnia Hubbard)
APR Understanding is the Key (Sis. Barbara Spencer)
MAR GOD is GOOD (Sis. Brenda Rucker)
FEB Justice and Peace (Sis. Barbara Caldwell)
JAN Walking in the Newness of Life (Sis. Patricia Jones)
DEC Not a Fairytale (Sis. Barbara Spencer)
NOV ALL IN (Sis. Brenda Rucker)
OCT Dare to Recognize (Sis. Barbara Spencer)
SEP Good Clean Living (Sis. Barbara Caldwell)
AUG What About the Church? (Minister Erica Cox)