Start of a New Year again. A lot of people make new year resolutions, on what they want to do to be better during the coming year. We express our faith through what we do and The Apostle Paul in Romans 12; goes on to talk about how the Church, we as Kingdom people, should act. Once we let the transforming Power of the Holy Spirit change the way we think, any resolution, we make to be better in our faith. will be an assignment of dedication and commitment, with the help of The Eternal Comforter.
Paul goes on to list, a challenging and inspiring list of things that all of us should try to do. This is a great list to work on as New Year resolutions.
Love must be without hypocrisy.
Cling to what is good.
Show family affection to one another with brotherly love.
Outdo one another in showing honor.
Do not lack diligence.
Be fervent in Spirit.
Serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope.
Be patient in affliction.
Be persistent in prayer.
Share with the saints in their needs.
Bless them that persecute you.
Bless and not curse.
Rejoice with those that rejoice.
Weep with those that weep.
Be in agreement with one another.
Do not be proud.
Instead, associated with the humble.
Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Do not repay evil for evil.
Try to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes.
If possible on your part, live at peace with everyone.
Friends do not avenge yourselves; instead leave room for His wrath.
If your enemy is hungry feed him, If he is thirsty, give him something to drink. For in doing you will be heaping fiery coals on his head.
Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.
Simple things, all of which express our love for God and reflect the great love that He has shown us all. Let any resolution we make, reflect us wanting to display more of His Love.
O F J.