Yea, I know. Most New Year’s resolutions fall by the wayside by February. I’ve done my share of those. But I am going to keep the list simpler this year- and by sharing it with you I am hoping you will help me be more accountable to them.
So here goes.
First- my goal is to more strictly adhere to the principle of Philippians 4:8 every day. Here Paul said:
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.
I confess that more often than not my thoughts have not been focused on these things. I have allowed the cynicism, pessimism and materialism of culture to overly influence me. I want to dig my way out from under this garbage and refocus more on the praiseworthy blessings of heaven in 2009. I think by so doing, many areas of my life and relationships will improve by God’s grace.
Second- I want to take better care of the temple in 2009. This means getting to the gym more often and eating better. This is a continual battle of time and commitment to me, but one I must win. I have two little ones who need a healthy dad.
I solicit your prayers in these goals and you can help keep me accountable too!
Are you doing the resolution thing?
Happy New Year!