Have you made a list of resolutions for 2011? If you’re like me…you’ve been struggling with where to start or whether to even bother. Often we’ve made our list only to face defeat, but what is wrong with setting some goals? Nothing. The problem comes when you set unrealistic goals. Yes, I want to lose a few pounds, but more importantly I want to get healthy…so, here are my resolutions for the coming year.
I want to eat more often. You heard right! Every year I’ve wanted to eat more yet I deprived myself to less than a thousand calories per day and set a goal for jogging more than I even did in high school. Come on—let’s get real. If I didn’t run a marathon when I was in my early 20’s why would I ever expect to take on such a goal as a grandmother?
So, back to my resolutions, I want to eat six small meals a day. That is three meals with three snacks. Portion control, of course, but I also want to drink water more often. I want to allow God’s Word to soak in my heart more often and I want to sit still and listen to Him speak more often. Is that so bad? Where did we get the idea that being still and listening is passive and not active? I don’t know…I just know that we just don’t make the time to include God into our lives. Can you imagine a new year, with all the new challenges to come, if we made the Lord the Lord of them all? I’m ready for a different year…how about you?
God says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
Does it sink in that when you are still enough to hear God that the entire world could change? All it takes is one who causes a ripple effect.
Next week I will be shifting back to the question of transformation; is it painful or easy, and soon I will ask you to share your testimony as well. Be ready!