by Randy Chambers, 2012-01-03
Galatians 6:9, NIV: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
With each New Year, a feeling of new beginnings often accompanies. Resolutions are made to do more or less of one thing or another. Promises are made to others, to self, and to God. And all of it done with the best intentions, by people who have often failed to keep resolutions past, but have resolved to try again and hope that this year they might be more resolute. But as New Years have come and gone, a growing number of people have resolved to make no resolutions whatsoever. Many, tired of failing, have decided that making plans and promises is no longer worth the effort. They have chosen to give up before even getting started. Though it is not a rule that one must make resolutions, perhaps it is indicative of a culture that is ever decreasing in its concern for commitment, resolve, and perseverance. As Christians, each day is a new beginning; each day is a chance for greater resolve and deeper commitment. Each day given to us is a New Day, and one wherein we can walk with the Lord firmly and formidably.