Friday, January 01, 2010

I Resolve to...

...not make another resolution that I am destined to fail to achieve!

For this year, I make just one resolution--to live life purposefully.

I want my relationships with people to be meaningful. I want to have fewer acquaintances and more friends.

I want to be very aware of the moments that I spend with my family. I'm afraid that I often take them and their time for granted. This year I really want to cherish that time--everything from text messaging over a great distance to being able to share a meal and a hug.

I want to get to know my God better. I want to immerse myself in His Word and commit to living my life according to it. I want to introduce Him to others and brag about Him often. I want to be able to tell others why I believe what I believe and help them to share why they believe what they believe.

I want to learn and I want to grow. At the end of each day I'd like to be able to look back and see that it wasn't wasted.

I want to stay positive about people and about life.
I want to be less critical and more forgiving.

I want to end 2010 better than I start it.

I want to be a better husband.
I want to be a better dad.
I want to be a better preacher.
I want to be a better magician.
I want to be a better employee.
I want to be a better friend.
I want to be a better writer.

I want to be a better John.

I hope that December 31, 2010 finds you as a better you.

John <><

If you'd like to read through the New Testament this year read Matthew 1 today about the genealogy and birth of Jesus.

3 comments:

Sicilian said...

Excellent post John. . . . . I want to be better too!
Ciao

Bilbo said...

Well said, as usual. We could all stand to be a little better...especially me! Happy New Year!

evanonsense said...

I like this post a lot. And what strikes me the most is this:

I want to get to know my God better. I want to immerse myself in His Word and commit to living my life according to it. I want to introduce Him to others and brag about Him often. I want to be able to tell others why I believe what I believe and help them to share why they believe what they believe.

This is what I also want to do, Pastor John. To really brag about God, not in vanity, but by letting others know God's love. I want to join you in this resolution.