Well, we’re one week into 2016! How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Each year many of us carefully select one or more area of our lives to improve upon. Whether it be aspirations to lose weight, eat healthier, be more organized, or consume less chocolate (perish the thought!), we generally find ourselves starting strong, then slowly falling off…about mid-January!
Several years ago, I stopped making resolutions that involve improvements to my outward appearance and replaced them with ones to deepen my spiritual walk. Things like spending more time in God’s Word, being more thoughtful of others, and cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in my life. These virtues, though invisible to the eye, reap much greater reward and cause a ripple effect that flow into the lives of our spouses, children, coworkers, even complete strangers.
This year, instead of worrying about trimming those extra calories, I hope you’ll join me on a quest for a richer, more satisfying diet–one that will boost your spirit and refresh your soul.
Below is my New Year’s Resolution secret recipe. In it, you’ll find all the necessary ingredients to make resolutions that will strengthen your inner self. The best part is, you can enjoy it all you want and the only weight you gain is spiritual heft! Enjoy!
Combine: 2 cups of faith, 1/2 cup of prayer, 2 teaspoons of positive attitude, 1 Tablespoon of patience, and a dash of humility. Mix in the Fruit of the Holy Spirit until smooth. Bake in 350 degree oven of God’s Word until golden brown. Enjoy the wholesome, fulfilling goodness within.
“For the Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (I Samuel 16:7)
Happy New Year and may the Lord give you your heart’s desires!