Thursday, December 18, 2008

I know it's early....but I am doing Devotionals for today

SO Here goes.....

When each year wraps up we always hear people talking about their new resolutions. How about you? What will you “RESOLVE” to do this year?

The late Erma Bombeck made these New Year's resolutions:

1. I'm going to clean this dump just as soon as the kids grow up.

2. I will go to no doctor whose office plants have died.

3. I'm going to follow my husband's suggestion to put a little excitement into my life by living within our budget.

4. I'm going to apply for a hardship scholarship to Weight Watchers.

5. I will never loan my car to anyone I have given birth to.

6. And just like last year...I am going to remember that my children need love the most when they deserve it the least.

This is a comical list….but what are you going to pledge to do this next year? The Bible points us in a great direction by telling us in Matthew 6:30-33 (The Message)

30-33"If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

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