Every year I, along with millions, make a New Years Resolution.
The list may read:
To eat better,
Exercise more,
Read my Bible,
Spend less money,
Spend more quality time with those we love
…. and the list continues.
In an article from Popular Science, I quote, The simple thought–the idea that we intend to–satisfies our instant gratification.

The simple thought–the idea that we intent to–satisfies our instant gratification

We as Americans have access to instant almost anything.

Yet could our desire for instant results actually breed more impatience?

Yet could our desire for instant results actually breed more impatience?
If we are a follower of Jesus Christ, the Bible tells us to “Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear, for God is working in you, giving you the desire and power to do what pleases Him.” Philippians 2:12b-13 NLT

We are to work out our salvation, meaning we actively submit to His authority, pursuing obedience due to a healthy fear of God.

“But, I focus on this one thing: forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philippians 3:13b-14 NLT

I am forever grateful God does not give up on us.

 

As we quickly approach the end of January lets resolve to live a life worthy of our calling.

Resolve (verb) to decide firmly to do something, to make up ones mind

Until next time, Pam

Extras:

2 Peter 3:9

Hebrews 13:6

 

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