The New Year Resolution… often times made, but never kept for long! Each New Year, one hears talk about resolutions. To lose weight. To exercise more. To spend more time with the family. Maybe it is more spiritual; read our Bibles more, attend church more faithfully or stop doing a particular sin. But soon, all those resolutions to do a good work for ourselves or others turn into failure, disappointment and shame.
But don’t be discouraged. Although we are weak and unfaithful to ourselves, others and towards God, there is one who is faithful and true in everything He does, says and promises… the Lord Jesus Christ. And he remains faithful for us, even when we are not. God is forever faithful. He will not leave his promises unfulfilled or his work unfinished (1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 10:23; Romans 8:28-30)
2 Timothy 2:13 “If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.”
So this New Year, don’t put faith in yourself or make promises you have no lasting power to keep. Rather, rely on the faithfulness of Jesus Christ to finish the good work he started in you and you will never be disappointed.
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”
by, Timo Matero – Guest blogger