A New Year's Resolution
By Edison Swartz
Around this time of year, almost everybody is trying to make a “New Year’s Resolution”. The truth is; everybody wants the same thing. Love, Peace, Joy, Thankfulness, and Forgiveness are in everybody’s resolution in one form or another. So, how can we fulfill all those blank squares on the side of our list?
Well, I think I have found the answer. If you think about it, all these things that we put on our lists are really only one thing. I believe that when you really analyze your list closely, you will see that if you had God in your life, all those things that you want would come to you. Take a look at this: In 1st John 8, John says “Whoever does not love, does not know God, because God is love.” So therefore, if God is love and we love him, we would keep his commandments like it says in John 14:15: “If you love me, keep my commands.”
So, what are his commands? Well, they pretty much break down into Love God, and love man! Now you may say that there are a lot of others too like “Thou shalt not steal” (Exodus 20:15) and “Thou shalt not lie” (Exodus 20:16), but the truth is, If we love our neighbors, we will not lie to them, and we will not steal from them either! Along with that, we won’t want to kill them (wars), and therefore we will have peace! Joy comes with having Love and God is a God of love! We will forgive our neighbour if he does something to us because we LOVE that neighbor!
So you see, the truth is, everybody is searching for something, and every year, it is the same thing! I believe, with all my heart; that everyone is searching for God! When you have God in your life, all these things just fall into place! For this New Year, 2016, let’s all put “Find God” on our New Year’s Resolutions!
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