Another year has come and gone. I wish I had more to show for it.
Honestly, 2014 was not so bad of a year, it’s just that I let so much slip by without ever making notes. In other words, if I had kept track of all the blessings afforded me in the past year….well, I’m ashamed that I didn’t. That’s one of the things I am going to try to do better with in the coming year – keeping a journal of good stuff, not just my venting.
So, goodbye 2014. Hello 2015!
Believe it or not, now’s the time when so many of us prepare to make resolutions for the new year. Because of this, I felt led to preach a sermon in which I posed seven questions: questions we should ask ourselves before we make any new year’s resolutions. The primary text was a prophetic verse from the prophet Isaiah:
For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. – Isaiah 50:7
“Seven Questions To Ask Before Making a Resolution”
- Do I need to make any resolutions?
“There is nothing so fatal to character as half-finished tasks.” – David Lloyd George
- What has God called me to do? (John 6:38)
- Where will I be at this time next year if nothing changes?
- What should I do that I know is right, but will cause others to mock me?
- Will I be willing to be held accountable?
- Will my determination be visible?
- Will I rely on my own strength?
- To Whom will the glory go when I succeed?
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” – Col. 3:23
Click on the picture of the church to hear the sermon (edited).