Monday, January 10, 2011

Broken Resolutions

Hello Everyone,

It is the second week of the New Year and many of us have already broken those resolutions that we set for ourselves on January 1st. Why is it we set these what seem attainable goals only to make it a week or maybe a month before we find ourselves right back to our old habits, kicking ourselves for not being able to keep our resolutions.

If it makes you feel any better God knew we wouldn't be able to hold to our resolutions before we made them. See God knows that alone we can not accomplish the goals that we set. But he never intended for us to go it alone. His intention was for us to share our lives in fellowship with him. He wants us to include him in our lives. Any resolution that you spent time praying on and asking God's guidance and assistance on is an attaniable resolution. That doesn't mean that you won't stumble or have some hiccups as " all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God".

Even though Adam brought sin into the world, God reconciled our relationship when he came to our world and lived as we live and was crucified for the ultimate attonement for ous sins. In doing so he opened the door for an everlasting life a life of abundance. We need to seek God in our all that we do. If we do this we can have the life that is promised. Any time we take on the world without God in our corner we will fail. But God is there every time we fail. His love is ever enduring. No matter how many times we stumble he is there eager to forgive with open arms to bring us back like the prodigal son.

This week as you are thinking about those things you decided to change in 2011 seek God's help with them and you will be amazed at the great things that will happen.

Have a blessed week!


Phillipians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Luke 15: 11-32

The Parable of the Lost Son
11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.
13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

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