Making New Year’s resolutions can be very important first step to a year of spiritual growth. A resolution is nothing more than a stated priority. After setting a resolution, it is necessary to develop a strategy that will help us or otherwise our resolutions will be little more than well-intended wishes. The third step is be accountable to another Christian for the resolutions. Secret resolutions are usually broken and unfulfilled resolutions.
Below are my seven resolutions for 2019 and I invite you to make them yours as well
- I am resolved to pray daily for people do know not Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. I will intentionally look for opportunities to share my faith with them and I will avoid any habit, language or attitude that might keep lost people from receiving the Good News of Jesus.
- I am resolved to read the Bible each day with the intention believing and obeying what the scripture says.
- I am resolved to encourage at least one person each day through a conversation, an email or text.
- I am resolved to pray daily that the pastor search committee will find the pastor that the church needs in order to grow spiritually and reach this community for Christ.
- I am resolved to speak positively about the church.
- I am resolved to be a good steward of my talents, times and financial resources by serving at the church and giving my tithes and offering through the church.
- I am resolved to participate and fully engage in worship rather than only attend.
Hold me accountable by asking me how I am doing on my resolutions.
Your interim pastor,