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12 Suggestions for This New Year!

The new year is almost here, and it’s that time when people begin to make resolutions. Well here’s a suggestion for 12 resolutions — one for each month. As a means of staying on track, perhaps you can refer back to this list as you move through the year.

JANUARY: Resolve to Celebrate a Real God. Recognize the evidence of him in your life (it’s everywhere) and praise him for it everywhere.

FEBRUARY: Resolve to Love a Real God more. Strengthen your relationship with him by removing sin from your life (we all have it – Romans 3:23, 1 Timothy 1:15). And love God more by loving the people that he loves.

MARCH: Resolve to Do the Will of a Real God. Loving God and celebrating him means that you will want to do those things that are important to him. Make an effort to find out what that is and compare it to your life choices.

APRIL: Resolve to Find Your Real Purpose. God has a purpose and a plan for you while you’re alive. Figure out what that is and make it happen. Hint: It will include making him known to others.

MAY: Resolve to Know Your Real Purpose at Home. Take an inventory of your home life. Is God a part of every aspect of it?

JUNE: Know Your Real Purpose in Community. God has many purposes for you. One of them will include serving his people at church on a regular basis. Make it happen.

JULY: Resolve to Be a Real Person. Embrace that you’re not perfect. Then embrace the fact that God is perfecting you (Romans 8:29).

AUGUST: Resolve to Be a Real Person in Christ. Are you authentic in your following of Christ? If you’re like the rest of us, probably not perfectly so. Are you even trying?

SEPTEMBER: Resolve to Be a Real Person Who Loves. Be genuine and passionate in your love for others. Make it visible in your actions and your words.

OCTOBER: Resolve to Embrace Real Change. God loves you. He doesn’t want you to stay the same, but to always be getting better. It’s going to hurt a bit, but let it happen.

NOVEMBER: Resolve to Affect Real Change in Others. Be a patient, kind, and loving model for others to emulate. Be in their lives — a lot — so that they can see the model.

DECEMBER: Resolve to Celebrate Real Changes. Take a look back at how much God did in your life, and because of you in the past year. Praise him for it, and enjoy the benefits!

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