Dec28SunDecember 28, 2014
For many this is the time they prepare their “New Year’s Resolution!” As we prepare to end one year and Transition into the New Year consider which one you want? [Selah.]
Webster’s dictionary defines Resolution as “the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.; the act of resolving something, an answer or solution to something.” From that we can say a New Year’s Resolution is a decision or determination to do something different or better to solve a deficiency in our personal lives in order to get better or desired results.
Wikipedia says: “A New Year's resolution is a secular tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year's Day.”
A Revolution on the other hand is something defined as “the usually violent attempt by many people to end the rule of one government and start a new one; a sudden, extreme, or complete change in the way people live, work, etc. A fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something: a change of paradigm (meaning: a change of habit, pattern, or standard).” A revolution is much more dramatic and affects the many, as opposed to the one or few. A revolution is more controversial because it disrupts the status quo and births change for a society rather than just an individual. It is a stronger term but without it things remain the same!
For the Believer, we must measure all things by the authoritative Word and be led by the Holy Spirit as we walk this walk of faith. It does not matter how cliché or popular words of the culture become, if it fails the test of God’s Word it is unacceptable to the Believer. The studying of God’s Word is our comfort and guide in times of trouble and confusion. It is the incorruptible seed that keeps us abiding in Jesus (see Jn 15:4-11).
Resolve with-IN yourself , that is to make an inward decision to revolve yourself around the things of God!