Spiritual New Years Resolutions
As the new year approaches, many of think about the year ahead and the new possibilities for the future. We also think about new resolutions that we will make as a way to improve our future. You have probably made a few to yourself over the years, such as only dating good men, perhaps getting in better shape or spending more wisely.
But what many of us seem to forget about is making new year’s resolutions that are spiritual. The spiritual side of things is really the most important. Are there any worldly resolutions that could lead to your eternal life? Before you answer that, I want you to know that I am not talking about making sure that you attend church every Wednesday and Sunday without missing a day. No, I am talking about resolutions that are on a deeper level.
The first thing you should do is wipe the slate clean of all of the other old resolutions, and you should stop beating yourself up for not achieving all of your goals from the year before or at any time in the past. If goals were super easy they would not be goals. Forgive yourself, Jesus died on the cross and God has forgiven you of all of your sins you will ever commit in your entire life. And I hardly think that not meeting any goal is a sin. So you need to forgive yourself for any failures or temporary setbacks before you do anything else.
Now that that is out of the way, the next thing that I want to share with you is something that I think we all should resolve to do more of: prayer. Have you ever heard the saying “You only get what you ask for?” I think it holds very true for prayer. The more that God knows the desires of your heart, the more that he can hear about them and the more that he can answer them. Some people do not pray that much because they do not want to ‘bother’ God. I assure you, you are not bothering God and he loves to hear from you! The more you ask for the more you get, as simple as that. Pray at least once per day, over time more and more blessings will come your way. If you miss a day don’t give up on praying more frequently, God won’t be mad at you and neither should you. The only thing that can come from praying is more and more good things, the sky is the limit and so is this new year with the power of prayer.
Lastly, vow to give more praise this year to God. If you still have air in your lungs and are alive, you have something to be thankful for. Live is beautiful and every day can bring at least a little joy. If you are still breathing, there is still a purpose for you here on earth.
This upcoming year is going to be a great year for us!
I hope you found this information helpful.