Every year, we always seem to make New Year’s resolutions. Whether we keep them or not is another story. Our goal of going to the gym or eating healthy seems easy enough at the beginning, but we soon fall back to our old habits of couch sitting and junk food eating.
How true is this with our patterns in our Christian faith? We go to church and decide to follow the lifestyle changes that the Pastor speaks on, only to go back to our normal routine when the “excitement” wears off. Perhaps we got to a conference or other event where we are committed to change for God, but then we decide that we are unable to make those same changes after a while.
Prayer is a simple commitment with our Savior that we may not be doing, despite having time for other mundane activities. Make some sort of token that reminds you to pray daily. Whether it be a keychain with the words ‘’pray” on it or a small note on your desk at work, somehow give yourself a reminder. Proverbs 16:3 points out that when you “commit thy works unto the Lord, … thy thoughts shall be established.” When you become a Christian the commitment to pray and keep your faith should be respected and followed.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17. Let us show that we are new in 2018 with God’s glory and grace.