Make Your New Years Resolution to Go Deeper in God
by Rhonda Jones
If you're like most people, you've probably made a few resolutions for the coming year. Perhaps, you'll lose weight, exercise more, watch less television, or spend more time with God. The problem with resolutions is that they're only skin deep. You make a proclamation and then you use your willpower to try to fulfill it. The Bible says that the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Although our intentions are good, we lack the wherewithal or persistence to stick with our new year's resolutions for the long haul and within days, weeks, or even months we're right back where we started. Zechariah 4:6 declares "It's not by power, not by might, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty." It is through God's Spirit that we are to accomplish our purposes and goals. In John 15:5 Jesus tells us, "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."