Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of the year! The time when we make resolutions to make 2016 better than 2015. The time when we promise to lose a certain number of pounds. The time when we commit to a yearly Bible reading plan. Yes, the last week of the year is often a time of unbridled optimism for the following year. Some unique New Year’s resolutions I’ve seen are:

“I will drive by a fitness center at least once a week.”

“I will stop sending Facebook messages and emails to my loved ones when they are in the same room as I am!”

“I will use my treadmill for something other than a place to hang my jacket.”

“I will not sit and stare at the computer screen all day. Instead, I will make it a point to stand and stare at the screen for at least 30 minutes.”

“I will actually laugh out loud when I type ‘LOL’ to the person I am messaging with.”

Personally, my New Year’s resolution is quite simple: hear the words of Christ and put them into practice. It’s simple, but not easy. Applying the Lord’s principles to all our affairs can mean the difference between a wise builder and foolish one. What happens when we hear but don’t act?

The one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete. (Luke 6:49)

May you continue to read your Bible like a committed Christian. But may you also take the words to heart, thereby affecting those in your path.

In His Name,

-Matt

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