Millions of people make resolutions this time of year in a determination to make something better of themselves. You might be one of them!
Resolutions range from losing weight, to paying off debt, reconciling with another or developing a happier outlook. Some people succeed in reaching their goal, others soon forget they even set a goal.
I’ve found that the best goals to set are spiritual ones, such as seeking spiritual mindedness, love, feeling close to God, and finding profound peace of mind. These not only benefit me spiritually, they keep me happy and healthy. They cover the whole ground of the human experience. A rising tide lifts all boats.
The Apostle Paul wrote,
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” II Cor. 5:17, NLT.
To be “in Christ,” is to be spiritually minded. It’s where the old is put off for the new, where the material is put off for the spiritual and the “new man” of God’s creating appears.
Enjoy putting on the “new man” this year.