RESOLUTIONS - forgotten or reclaimed?

What were you doing this time last year? 

Some people of a more traditional bent had been picking quite noble and achievable resolutions. Determined and disciplined in their approach, no doubt they tackled the task ahead with enthusiasm that has carried on until the fast-approaching Dec.31st.

Others chose more fanciful things bordering on the ridiculous in the knowledge that their resolutions would be easily made but quickly broken.

I asked a friend what was going to be their resolution for the coming year:

Friend: “To read more.”

Me: “Same as me. But you said that last year!”

Friend: “I know.”

Most of us, with good intentions, choose something we know we should do and would like to do but recognise our own personal weakness, lacking stamina to keep going.

Some of us at the chapel decided to read the whole Bible through in a year but each using different schemes. Great idea! (For example: is a chronological one)

How sad it would be one day to meet our Maker and not having read all His Book. 

Oh, and just in case anyone is behind in those readings, here is some advice from a text sent to me this week which made me chuckle:

‘Still time to finish the Bible Reading Plan you dropped in Leviticus!

Mon: Leviticus - 1Chron.

Tues: 2Chron - Jeremiah

Weds: Lamentations - Habakkuk

Thurs: Zeph. - 1Cor.

Fri: 2Cor. – Titus

Sat: Philemon – Revelation’

So, dust off the cobwebs of whatever resolutions you made.  Reclaim them quickly – because it will all start again on January 1st!

 ‘The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.’ 

Proverbs 13:4 NIV