I heard someone mention that a New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  For most of us I think that is true.  Many people make resolutions but for the most part, after a month or so, they are forgotten or pushed aside.

    The dictionary defines a resolution as a firm decision to do something.  The problem with a decision, is that we can change our minds or simply fail to follow through on the decision.  Our intentions may be good, but our mind and body are often weak.

    Rather than make resolutions, if we really want our lives to change we need to declare what God has done for us in the past and continue with what He has promised He will for us in the future.  If God has promised it, it is though it has already been accomplished.

    We need to find promises in God’s word that address our situation and then declare these promises.  His Word promises health so we need to declare health.  His Word promises peace so we need to declare peace in our lives.  Our declaration of His Promises brings them to pass in our lives.

Published by Ray Richards