I heard a statistic regarding the average American and new years resolutions…only 8% of us keep any one of the resolutions on our list. In other words, if you have 10 resolutions there is only an 8% chance you will keep even 1 of the 10. If you have ever wondered why depression is so wide spread in our culture, look no further than your list of abandoned resolutions.
The problem with New Year’s resolutions is they call for “external change” and give no regard to the power by which external change takes place. May I suggest that unless your heart change, external change is not sustainable.
I know of no other agent of change for the heart and soul of a person than the Word of God. That said, I offer the only list of resolutions necessary:
- May I love and adore the Word of God and the portrait of Jesus Christ it paints.
- May my adoration of Jesus be manifest to the world around me.
Please join us as we continue our study of the book of Hebrews this Wednesday; 11:45am and 6:00pm.