by Stan Coffey

Three New Year's Resolutions
Dr. Stan Coffey
Romans 8:8-14


I. We Must Resolve To Sweeten Up
II. We Must Resolve To Wake Up
III. We Must Resolve To Dress Up


We stand once again at the beginning of a brand new year. It is a joy to know that God has given us the opportunity for a new start in a new year. Dr. Paul Faulkner in his book, ''Making things Right When Things Go Wrong,'' wrote, ''To make things right when things go wrong, make up your mind to die young, no matter how old you are. Whether you are twenty-three or eight-three, choose to be youthfully alive as long as you can.''

This is good advice in general and specifically for Christians. If anybody has reason to live life to the fullest it is the child of God. Paul spoke of this when he said, ''the inward man is renewed day by day.''

Douglas McArthur said, ''Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

According to Dr. Kenneth Cooper the strength of a person at age 60 has diminished only slightly from age twenty-five. Since I just had my 63rd birthday I'm going to take him at his word. Someone asked me how old I am and I said, ''I was born in nineteen-hundred and none of your business.

While our physical strength may diminish with age, a positive attitude toward life and faith in God will keep you younger that than you ever thought possible. I read recently about a lady named Bessie in Wellington, New Zealand who was sixty-eight years

old and worked as a church secretary. The church was getting ready for a door to door campaign. She was working hard to get ready for it and on her four-mile walk home she fell and cracked both ankles. The doctor put both her feet and ankles in casts. Bessie

was not happy about it, but wasn't about to let it get her down. She got some crutches
and went to wo ...

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