Here is another year of making new resolutions
A time we write down all the things
we wish to do,
A time we wish to make new friends and exit old ones
A time we promise ourselves to be more serious
I personally can't do without making new resolutions, i do this because i love targeting my life, i do it more frequent than once in a year, but i do it at the beginning of every year because its NEW, new decisions, new date, new everything. Its a personal culture and mindset though.
I write down all the habits i wish to stop in my new journal for that year, how to stop those bad habits and maybe good habits to replace. Before, i learnt how to do it the right way, i would write down everything in my journal on 31st night and i would keep to this for at least 1 month and everything goes back to normal.
Make sure you continue reading, because i will eventually say why it happens this way. but before i go into that, i would share something i learnt which links to the reason why we cant keep to our new resolution.
The bible says that "we are the body of Christ". when i read this and i thought deeply about it in my prayer, i saw something remarkable. It took me back to when God sent Adam to sleep to create eve (his bride) and after which both of them came to life. Now God gave His son Jesus to die for us.It is beyond just dying, i believe when he was dead (asleep) God was recreating us just the same way he was creating eve while Adam was alseep, He recreated us with Jesus body and after that we were called Christ's bride, just the way eve was Adam's bride.because of this, you are no longer Adams body but Jesus Chris'st body body.
Most of the time, we make decisions concerning the new year without asking Christ what he is seeing or hearing and we also make decisions without using the authority (the name of Jesus Christ) To seal it. How do you expect to keep to such decisions?? okay lets assume you can function without eyes, ears, or mouth,
How can you function without the brain, which controls your feelings and its actions. We are frustrated when we don't put Christ in our resolution because Christ is the brain that controls our body and its actions, He is the one that tells us how to go about it, Most of the time excitement and energy for the next year stir us up and we rush into making resolutions without involving Jesus the Christ.
I encourage you to involve Christ this year when making your resolution and you would stop struggling. And if you are not born again, BORN AGAIN is not a religious word it means you were born before with Adam's life (with Adam's body) and now, you are born the second time with Christ life ( Christ body). you can only involve Christ when you get born again. You can just say this prayer sincerely, mean every single thing you say please because it is important.
Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.
I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.
You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.
Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.
Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself.
Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.