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New Years Resolutions: Joshua 1:9

As well as the weekly posts on a Sunday morning, covering a range of topics, there is also going to be a weekly post on a Wednesday. This mid-week post will be much shorter and quicker to read. The posts content will range dramatically, week on week, so always look forward to Wednesday’s post!

The tweet  above came from the RCGSocial Twitter account. I’m sure most of you reading this post will be going #backtowork this week. This verse from the book of Joshua, is one of my favourite. All of us go through tough times in our life and everybody deals with stress, change and other things like that is different ways. I personally read this verse and its words remind me that whatever troubles I face in life, I have no reason to ‘be afraid…or dismayed’ because ‘the Lord my God will be with me’ forever and will never leave me. I hope this verse will be as special for you as it is for me.

Continue reading to read about a Christian twist on modern new years resolutions and discover one of my new years resolutions. Continue reading New Years Resolutions: Joshua 1:9

Psalms #3b – Psalm 78 (Bob Hartman)

A few months ago we did a post about change and that was received very well. This post is going to be different as I am going to raise different points and solutions if you worry about or fear change. You can find our other post on change here.

We all go through change, if nothing changed life would be boring and we’d never get anywhere in life. Sometimes we go through huge changes in our lives and sometimes they’re fairly small. Here is the second part of the post. Find the first part here.

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Psalms #3 – Psalm 78 (Bob Hartman)

As you can see from the title of this post, in this post we will be analysing Bob Hartman’s favourite psalm; 78. Unlike last weeks post, this poem is written by a man called Asaph. Asaph was a Levite in the court of King David. “A member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi, especially of that part of it which provided assistants to the priests in the worship in the Jewish temple.” – Levite Dictionary Definition. This is a very long Psalm which records the history of Gods people from Egypt until the time of King David. Join us and read more, as we uncover new facts about this widely unknown psalm and understand more at the complicated message behind the poem.

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New Years Resolutions

As the days come and go during these first tiring weeks of the year, I have taken to Google to give you some ideas on new years resolutions that you could consider taking up this year, but with a Christian twist. I hope you will find these helpful in continuing to develop your relationship with God.

Even though it’s no longer the 1st of January, I believe that you can start afresh, start new habits on any day of the year. New years resolutions shouldn’t just start at the start of the year and end when you break them, they should go on indefinitely even if you happen to break them once or twice. We need to remember that sin does exist in the world and we aren’t perfect, so God doesn’t mind if you miss a few days. There is a great verse of truth from Jesus in Matthew that says,

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. – Matthew 6:14-15 NIV

1. Become Fit in Fitness

With the population of the world becoming older and more obese as we speak, heart and blood pressure problems are becoming a more prevalent issue. Along with this, various types of cancer and diabetes are becoming more common and the internet can often offer us short-term fixes or ‘fads’ which claim to solve our every problem. But this resolution is not to do go to the gym every day and eat more Goji berries and spinach to stay healthy, it is to Become Fit in your Fitness with Lord.

How often do you spend some time, alone with God, getting to know him better? How often do you read to Bible and think about what God is trying to tell you through his word? None of us are perfect and so there is no need feel bad if the answers to these questions are no, because I often have times in my life when God doesn’t feel as present as I’d like. And as a result, I tend to spend less time reading the Bible or just taking less time to be silent and listen to what he has to tell me.

So, this year, are you going to make the decision to become Fit in your Fitness? Will you find a time to speak with God and get to know him better? However it isn’t just about doing this once or twice, you should try make becoming ‘fit’ a habit, a regular part of your weekly routine. In a gym you become fit by training every week and it’s no different with you and the Lord.

2. Enjoy life more.

This may sound like an easy new years resolution to take up, and if it is than that’s great. But for millions people around the world, their lives are anything but happy and stress free. Most of you reading this post probably get up early in the morning go to work and arrive home late in the evening. I propose that this during 2015 and hopefully in the years to come you spend time with your family and friends during the holidays and weekends. This could just be going out to the theater to see a performance. Or if you have a little more free time on your hands and you have the facilities near you, you could take up a new  hobby that you have never tried before in your life. You could do this by yourself, with your family/friends or even with your work colleagues.

3. Learn something new.

Perhaps you are considering a career change, want to learn a new language, or just how to fix your computer? However, instead of starting one of these ‘fads’ that you hear of on the internet, why not commit to reading your Bible on a more regular basis, set aside time to meditate on his word or just time to rest and reflect in all that is the business of life?

A tip others have recommended to me, is to tell someone you know of your aspirations for the year and the targets you have set yourself, and be accountable to them to help to preserver with your plans, which in the long-term should help strengthen your relationship with God.