Happy New Years!!
The older I get, the faster time seems to go. 2018 is now gone, but it was a busy year in our house. I started back to work full time after being out of commission for May and June 2017, on sick leave July to September, part time in the fall. The most exciting part of 2018 was our third grandchild, Liam, was born on August 22nd. I also continue to learn that I need to slow down and make sure not to cross my enough line.
In 2018 I resolved… to establish guardrails so I don’t cross over any lines into things I shouldn’t do. One of those pieces was a Bible reading plan to read through the scripture in one year. The plan was to read 4 chapters per day and get it done. I started late and I’m not quite done, but overall, I have only missed a few days of Bible reading in 2018.
Peter said, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.” 2 Peter 1:5-7
Don’t let your 2019 resolution be anything like this: My goal for 2019 is to start the goals from 2018 that I meant to accomplish in 2017 which I should have done in 2016 because I promised to do them in 2015 which I planned in 2014. 😉
Rather something like this, “Resolved, to be a better person on December 31, 2019 than I am today through prayer, Bible study, and service to my fellow man.”