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A New Year's Resolution That Won't Leave You Empty

The beginning of a new year can definitely be great motivation to start some new habits and patterns in your life, but do you often feel that the resolutions that you set for yourself don’t come to fruition? Maybe you started out last year with a goal to stay healthy and move more. This is a great goal to have, but did you follow through with your goal or did you end up lacking motivation and giving up? I encourage you to look at resolutions or goals for the New Year in a differing perspective. Rather than trying to set resolutions or goals for yourself to accomplish in the next year, why not make a goal to glorify God in everything that you do? This may sound easy, but believe me it is hard. The Bible states in Colossians 3:17:

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Take a minute and let this sink in. Do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus… EVERYTHING…EVERYTHING?!? This means I am to take care of my children in the name of Jesus, love my neighbors in the name of Jesus, wash and fold the laundry in the name of Jesus, and take care of myself in the name of Jesus and give tha