I Resolve to NOT Make New Resolutions

 

Happy New Year 2016 I’ve made my share of New Years Resolutions in the past with limited success. This time comes every year and it seems like a good time to start something new or “turn over a new leaf”, but this year I’m resisting the urge to do that.

This year I’m going to strengthen and build up who I already am. I already have a unique DNA in my physical body. I want to strengthen my Character DNA.

I want my faith to grow deeper and more mature.

I want my positive attitude to grow stronger.

I want my marriage to grow stronger.

I want my family to grow closer.

I want my work ethic to expand.

I want my keep listening to my body.

Watering and cultivating who I already am is where I’m at and where I’m headed in this new year! I don’t need to add a lot of new resolutions and self-induced pressure – I simple need to build on who I already am!

Pressing On!

Dwayne

His Character

Word on black buttonThere have been times that my decisions reveal flaws in my character. I make choices that reveal the way I think. I can say one thing, but the choices I make really reveal who I am.  I once heard someone say that hard times can build character and also reveal character.  The Lord’s character is never in question with me. He is always faithful even when I’m not faithful to Him. Check this out…

14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;

    love and faithfulness go before you.
15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,

    who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
16 They rejoice in your name all day long;

    they celebrate your righteousness.
17 For you are their glory and strength,

    and by your favor you exalt our horn.
18 Indeed, our shield belongs to the Lord,

    our king to the Holy One of Israel. (Psalm 89:14-18 NIV)

 

When I take a closer look at the Lord’s character, I realize why I pursue Him. He is flawless and perfect. He is strong and faithful and without anyone to compare Him too. He stands alone and is in a league all His own. I can’t begin to really describe Him. As I dig into His Word, I find out more about Him and of Him.

He is Faithful.

He is so Patient.

He is so Kind.

He is Present.

He is Powerful.

He is Perfect.

He is Consistent.

He is Gentle.

He is Love.

These are simply concepts of His Character. He is beyond description and definition.

Pressing On!
Dwayne