Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A New Year's Resolution


like Paul, forget those things which are behind and press forward;

like David, lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help;

like Abraham, trust implicitly in my God;

like Enoch, walk in daily fellowship with my heavenly Father;

like Jehosphaphat, prepare my heart to seek God;

like Moses, choose rather to suffer than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

like Daniel, commune with God at all times;

like Job, be patient under all circumstances;

like Caleb and Joshua, refuse to be discouraged because of superior numbers;

like Joseph, turn my back to all destructive advances;

like Gideon, advance even my friends be few;

like Aaron and Hur, uphold the hands of my spiritual leaders;

like Isaiah, consecrate myself to do God’s work;

like Andrew, strive to lead my brother to a closer walk with Christ;

like John, lean upon the bosom of the Master and imbibe of His Spirit;

like Stephen, manifest a forgiving spirit toward all who seek my hurt;

like Timothy, study the Word of God;

like the heavenly host, proclaim the message of peace on earth and good will toward all men;

like my Lord himself, overcome all earthly allurements by refusing to succumb to their enticements.

Realizing that I cannot hope to achieve these objectives by my own strength, I will rely upon Christ, for “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4:13).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen. Another great post!

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said. I came across your blog when I was searching for mine, which has the same name. I like your posts, keep it up and God bless.

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Post!!!

Bro. Rod

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is great. I like that post. I'll have to print that.

Bruce and I were laughing the other day about how y'all would sing parts during the happy birthday song. Honestly, I don't recall that, but he sure did get tickled thinking about it and that made me giggle. Anyway, you and family were certainly in our thoughts this Christmas weekend.


11:59 AM  
Blogger HsKubes' Gal said...

Great post!
I really enjoyed reading this.
What a great way to follow Biblical examples.

~ Ally
HomeSchool Haven of HsKubes' Gal

1:49 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Nicholas,thanks for stopping by again and leaving a comment.

Brian, welcome to my blogsite. In today's world we need godly men who will make up the hedge and stand in the gap for the truth of God's word!

Bro. Rod, good to hear from you again. I hope you and your family had a great Christmas.

Happymamma, I hope you and your family had a great Christmas... I hope you told Bruce to take back that web cam of yours.... did you see the pic you sent my wife???!!!

Ally, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. The Bible is full of examples for us to pattern our life.....

7:36 PM  

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