New Year 2015 - Don’t Waste Your Year
Ephesians 5: 15 - 17
Life is short, isn’t it? Or, as Dr. Seuss put it:
“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness, how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
We can’t really slow life down, but we can slow down so that we live life to its fullest. As we said last week, we can’t go back to the glory or the guilt of the past, but we can move forward. I’m sure that you’d like some things to change in 2015. Much of what will happen will be beyond your control but there are some things you can control. While we all want a Happy NewYear, what God wants is a Holy New You.
Resolutions often go in one year and out the other. I’ve said this before but it bears repeating: Spiritual growth is intentional, not automatic.
Jonathan Edwards lived in the 1700s and was a preacher, theologian and missionary and has been credited with helping to bring about the first Great Awakening. Amazingly, he wrote out
70 different resolutions when he was just 20 years old! He determined to read through each of them weekly. Here are just a few: Resolved -