At this time of year, I often reflect on my walk with Christ during the prior year. There's something invigorating about the new year that inspires us to start anew! The problem with that, for a Christian, is that we are NOT to depend on ourselves to do more, be better, or work harder. Ours is a life of faith in which we are to rely on God. This is the main thing that I need more of in the coming year, as 2011 wasn't my best year to F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On Christ)!
So why is this the ANTI-resolution? F.R.O.G.means that I DO LESS planning, controlling, thinking, worrying, striving, etc. If I am F.R.O.G.ging, you'll see MORE praying, waiting, praising, reading and memorizing God's word, and trusting. You'll also see peace, joy, confidence!
This isn't always easy to do. I am a "fixer" type by nature. But I know from experience that God's way is always the right way and leads to the greatest satisfaction. I do need to tell you that this has to begin with a personal relationship with Jesus. This is a non-negotiable. And it's not something that will go away if you ignore it. Not accepting Him is the same as rejecting Him. Accepting Him as my Savior was the best thing that ever has or will happen to me!
So, Happy New Year! I pray God's blessings for you and your family in 2012!