A New Year's Revolution
During this time of the year, at the end of the old year, and just as we begin a new year, many people are making their new year's resolutions. Someone has well said, ''the problem with new year's resolutions is that we make them in one year and they go out the next.''
What we need today is not a new year's resolution, but we need a new year's revolution. We need to lay hold of the power of God for every area of our lives and live obediently to His word. There is one word that speaks of how God can revolutionize our Christian walk and enable us to live a blessed life in the coming year. That one word is faith.
If you make a new year's resolution and you do not have faith you will probably not stand by your new year's resolution very long. But all of the improvements that we want in our lives can be ours by exercising our faith. We have God's best when we exercise faith in Him. We lived the blessed life when we exercise our faith in him. We are able
keep the new year's vows we make only by believing God for the impossible. In fact we read in scripture that the key to having God's favor in our lives is the key of faith. This is true because faith pleases God and if we please God we will walk in the favor of God.
If you please God, it doesn't make any difference who you displease. And if you don't please God, it doesn't make any difference who you please. The Christian's number one job is to please God.
The Bible tells us that we please God in a very different way than a lot of the other religions of this world try to please their God. Some people think you please God by cutting your body; some people think you please God by carrying crosses through streets; some people believe that you please God by taking a vow of poverty; some people believe that you please God by doing a certain thing in your life or going through certain rituals in your life. But we are told about how every boy, every girl, ev ...
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