Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Only Resolution That Makes Sense - More Of Jesus - Less of Me

My Utmost For His Highest

“Our yesterdays hold broken and irreversible things for us. It is true that we have lost opportunities that will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past rest, but let it rest in the sweet embrace of Christ. Leave the broken, irreversible past in His hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.” CHAMBERS

There is an old hymn that describes what our attitude should be with regard to our past, our present and our future.

“Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Thou art the potter, I am the clay! Mold me and make me, after Thy will While I am waiting, yielded and still
Search me and try me, Master, today! Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me just now, As in thy presence Humbly I bow
Wounded and weary, Help me, I pray! Power, all power, surely is Thine Touch me and heal me, Savior divine!
Hold o'er my being absolute sway! Fill with Thy Spirit 'til all shall see Christ only, always, living in me.
Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!”  POLLARD, ADELAIDE

All of us have things in our past that we regret.  Satan, the god of this world, would have us cling to this things, so that they would define who we are today and limit what we will be in the future.  But Jesus has overcome sin and the grave. (1 Corinthians 15:17) In Him we have new life. (1 John 5:12) Old things are passed away. (2 Corinthians 5:17)  We are forgiven, in Christ. (Ephesians 4:32) It is Jesus that defines us now.  Of course that is not to say that we should continue on sin, but that we should not let our sins in the past be a wall that we cannot get by.  If you want to make a resolution for the next year .. make it that you will draw closer to Jesus .. “So turn your eyes upon Jesus.  Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”  Bòn Ane (Happy New Year) ELGIN

Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

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