For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you, except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”
1 Corinthians 2:2
Lose weight, exercise more, eat healthy, save money, spend more time with the family… Resolutions. Did you make any resolutions this year? I started to then, hemmed and hawed around, because quite frankly, I usually break them and the experience sends my self-esteem down the tubes. So, I generally shy away from New Year’s resolutions. Anyway, my desktop scripture scrolled past me and there it was a resolution challenge “to do nothing!” That’s more like my kind of thinking. It comes right out of the Bible, right from the great Apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians. “Resolve to do nothing...” Can’t go wrong with that, after all it’s biblical. I thought you might want to adopt it, especially if you haven’t yet made any resolutions this year. I certainly have re-embraced it, but, let me warn you it is not for the faint of heart.
It’s not difficult to learn about any number of things, but to know Jesus and His crucifixion, this can be difficult. To empty our minds of all easy and pleasing thoughts and plant a Cross in the middle of it, so it becomes what our thoughts and days revolve around is a challenge. In a play on words “resolved to know nothing…except,” the Apostle Paul was determined to know God more. To be focused on Jesus Christ and who He is and what His crucifixion means to us and our world may cause you to shift your priorities. You may find yourself not only resolving to study God’s Word daily, praying regularly, volunteering to do some Kingdom work and living a more joy-filled Christian life, but actually doing those things. The change in your life could be quite drastic and far-reaching in 2012, if you resolved to do nothing…except make Jesus the main focus of your heart and mind. Perhaps some resolutions are worth making and keeping. Happy New Year!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving us a whole new year in which to know and worship you. May we faithfully resolve to do that. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
In His Word,
Rev. Dee Dee