Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Years Resolutions

In less than 48 hours a new year will begin. I have had this blogger for over three years. A year ago I deleted all previous post, there weren't that many. I posted once in January, 2014, and never stopped again to share my life journey. I find myself reading other blogs and wishing I could be as committed to putting in words my life experiences, spiritual highs/lows, and random thoughts as others. So, I'm faced with a challenge. Shut down the blog and just go on with life OR start blogging regularly. 

I have never been good at keeping New Years Resolutions. In fact, when I have made a resolution I rarely made them public for fear that someone would know that I failed to be successful. So it is as 2014 comes to an end, I'm faced with this challenge. Blog or not to blog? With that challenge comes the idea that my resolution to continue will be made public. LOL I laugh because I don't know if anyone has ever read any of my post so there may not be any real threat of someone reading them now. But to think that it is public is scary. 

There are two other resolutions this year. 1) Health Lifestyle  and 2) Act don't just Think/Talk (Ministry Related). I will plan to expound on these two later on as the new year begins, but for now I make them known to the unknown masses. 

Hebrews 12:11 says "All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness."(NASB) This has been a powerful verse over the last few years of my life. I see my resolutions as a new chapter in this disciplined life that I am seeking to live. There will be times when I'm seeking to achieve my resolution that are going to be tough or uncomfortable, but my prayer is that my resolve will stand strong that in all things I will live a life that produces the "fruit of righteousness".