Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                

 

I am not sure where your New Year’s resolutions are inspired from.  I hope they are connected to the longings of God’s heart for this world.  I hope they embody God’s dream for your life.   To this end I encourage you to allow Scripture to be the basis for your resolutions going forward.  Here are a few verses of Scripture that if each of us decided to adopt prayerfully this new year will be remembered for more than just the Soccer World Cup!

 

I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  (Eph. 4:1-3)

 

Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.  Be hospitable to one another without complaining.  Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 4:8-11).

 

Loving Lord give us the desire to pray these words daily until we live them faithfully.  Peace, Alan.

 

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