Every year when New Year’s Eve comes around, I realize that I haven’t thought of any resolutions to make for the upcoming year. At that point, I generally say to myself, “Ah, forget it, resolutions are stupid and impossible to keep anyway.”

For the last few years, I have been using the same resolutions and building upon them each year. These were originally inspired by the resolutions of the well-known 18th century American theologian, Jonathan Edwards. This year, I am using the same resolutions from last year, only again slightly altered and improved upon to reflect my ever changing life.

I resolve:

  • to do whatever I believe is most for God’s glory and for my good.
  • to do my duty for the good of mankind
  • to always take risks and live as if it were the last hour of my life.
  • to study the Bible steadily, frequently, and continually.
  • to spend time in stillness, quiet, and in His presence each day.
  • to ask myself at the end of each day, week, month, and year, “Could I have done any better?”
  • to act as if I am not my own by fully and completely God’s.
  • to never speak badly about anyone, but to instead speak life.
  • to do all the good I can. By all the means I can. In all the ways I can. In all the places I can. At all times I can. To all people I can. As I ever can. (And, no. John Wesley actually never said this.)

On top of all of of these, of course, I add in the obligatory exercise more, eat healthier, save money, and grow in my relationship with God and others.

One Reply to “Resolved.”

  1. Hi Mark
    Beautiful words dedicated to our savour Jesus
    I pray that God sends you the right lady who has you’re passion for The Lord , there are not many christian young men out there that dedicate themselves to be in the lords presence and to wait on him . not self quite remarkable and it has stunned me …..
    God bless you

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