Happy New Year! Have you made any New Year’s resolution yet? It’s an opportunity to write the vision down and make it plain (Habakkuk 2:2) It helps us to forget what is in the past and try as hard as we can to reach the goal before us. (Philippians 3:13). It helps fill up the blank slate before us and focus on a new beginning (2 Corinthians 5:17).
According to a 1stDibs post, New Year’s resolutions have been around for 4,000 years. The ancient Babylonians celebrated the New Year with a spring festival in which they made promises to the gods to pay debts (and to all-around, be good). Fast forward to 46 B.C. and Julius Caesar rejiggered the calendar so the year would start in January to honor the Roman god Janus (the god of beginnings and defender of the home and hearth). Clearly Caesar’s swap was a success that has stuck. Modern-day resolutions continue the ancient theme of January declarations of renewal. This January, in a nod to Janus, your number one resolution should be to SEEK GOD.
According to a Huffington Post report, 41 percent of individuals make resolutions, and 56 percent of those who make such resolutions are so confident they will be successful that they initiate changes within one month. Whilst most common new year resolutions include get fitter and healthier, drink less alcohol, lose weight, stop smoking, change career, spend more time with friends and family, start a business, travel more, find love, improve finances, reduce stress etc. You should make a NEW KIND of New Year’s Resolution; a simpler one, one with the help of God, easier to keep and achieve amazing results; TO SEEK GOD.
Will you be making any of this list your new year resolution or will you make a new kind of new year resolution?
Live life to it’s fullest – 46%
Live a healthier lifestyle – 41%
Lose Weight – 40%
Get out fo debt – 28%
Spend more time with friends and family – 33%
Improve finances – 30%
Drink less Alcohol – 57%
Stop smoking – 22%
Change career or find a new job – 18%
Reduce or manage stress better – 5%
Start a business – 11%
Travel more – 9%
Find love – 7%
Research shows that people who share their resolution with at least one other person are 2 times more likely to follow through.
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Share your New Year Resolution journey (TESTIMONY) with your brothers and sisters in Christ
Make us your accountability partner in achieving your goals for the year.
Walk through the Bible in a year and fellowship together.
God is ready to help you achieve your goals. Are you ready to achieve your goals with God’s help?
May your 2016 be filled with opportunities and possibilities!