Resolutions

From Stephen Court at armybarmy blog (at right):

New Year is a good time to assess what is important and avail ourselves of the means of grace to enable us to live up to what we have already attained, and in some cases have yet to attain.

Here are Five For Fighting:

– rations – jacking up your rations in time, depth, intimacy, consistency cannot but help you grow in your relationship with God. If you are not 7/7 each week, this is the clean slate to shoot for 365/365.

– discipling – if you aren’t discipled, get disicpled. If you are, then disciple someone else. Do it.

– evangelising – resolve this year to throw out all the excuses for not evangelising. Get trained up, prayed up, and then lock it into your schedule – evangelise regularly.

– worship – why not determine to worship full out at every corporate opportunity, not being afraid of what other people think, not being distracted by anything outside the room, not being intimidated by demons, and worship like you were in heaven?

– stewardship – I once heard a preacher tell people to ask the Lord how much to give … and then to add a zero. Why not determine this year to be extravagant in your giving, frugal in your spending, and generous in your sharing? Sometimes the gospel is slowed by lack of these characteristics in our stewardship

3 thoughts on “Resolutions

  1. "worship – why not determine to worship full out at every corporate opportunity, not being afraid of what other people think, not being distracted by anything outside the room, not being intimidated by demons, and worship like you were in heaven"?Why does this god of yours need so much worship?Do you really believe in demons or is it just a figure of speech?I've never been to heaven. Are we expected to worship there fervently too? Don't really see the point of that. Once you are in, you are in.

  2. Hi Philip,God doesn't need our worship but it is the only appropriate response from a grateful heart for all that he has done. I can understand why it seems incredulous a) if you don't believe he exists or b) if you have not encountered him personally. In heaven, we'll see him face to face and we'll enjoy his presence. If you don't fancy the singing, don't worry…no-one is forcing you to go to heaven (or to believe in it or in God, for that matter)! 🙂 However, it is possible for you to enter into eternal life here and now through Jesus. The invitation is open. On the demon front, I'm not talking figure's of speach.Thanks for visiting the blog and taking the time to leave a comment.Andrew

  3. Philip G: Thanks for your comments. You asked why this god of ours need so much worship. Here's a quick response: a. He's not our God. He's the God of the universe, the Creator of the universe. He's the one true and wise God. b. I don't know that He needs our worship. He need to worship Him. We're not complete unless we're postured in worship before Him. Thus the exhortation for us to worship completely.c. I urge you to worship Him completely, as well. The first step in to repent from your sins and trust the Lord Jesus Christ. He deserves your worship. I hope you can find Him today. Much grace,StephenC

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