John 3:14- And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must of the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
Have you made your New Year Resolution yet? Many have and many are already disappointed. A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. People focus on finding strength within themselves to overcome weight, bad habits, social anxieties, money issues, and the list goes on. Volumes of information are available to assist you in the process of finding the ability to succeed in your journey to becoming a better you!
It is a temptation to focus on the carnal man and to forget the spiritual man. In Haggai God told His children to “consider their ways”. The people were more concerned about building their own houses, while God’s house was laid in waist. The people were concerned about money, but God said their money was falling through bags with holes. They were eating and drinking and still hungry and thirsty. The idea was to gain for themselves, but not to glorify God. They looked for much, but it came to little. The end of all their seeking, came to a drought.
Instead of making a resolution, have a revelation. Paul said in Philippians 3:10- “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death”. While the desire to be healthier, out of debt, or whatever the resolution may be; the screaming passion of a child of God should be “THAT I MAY KNOW HIM!”. As we begin to know Him, through His Word and by His Spirit, His will can become clear to us. As we walk in obedience, He will give us the strength to have the resolve to live in the revelation. The resolve comes from Him, and not from the strength within us. Inner strength is a humanistic thought process. Our strength comes from the Lord.
Ephesians 6:10- Finally, my brethren be strong in the Lord, and the power of His might.
By Pastor Matt Cuny and Bro Tom Rice