Tuesday, January 8, 2013

3 new year's resolutions for a Christian {and what I wore to church}

One of the hard things about moving is finding a new church. We've tried one church a few times and didn't feel it was the right fit and now we are trying out a second church. I am really like the pastor and his messages at this church. The music isn't my favorite but, the word leaves me feeling inspired. 

This past Sunday he shared a message 3 New Year's Resolutions for us as Christians. They were simple yet so powerful. As he was discussing each one I kept nodding my head and writing down notes like I was going to be quizzed on it later. I wanted to write down ever word he said because it all made so much sense. 

sweater: Francesca's // dress: The Limited // scarf: Banana Republic {gift} // belt: Forever21 {gift} // tights: Kohl's // boots: Nine West

1. I'll do my best to spread Gods word. Plain and simple I will be more like Paul. I want to be strong, bold and courageous in sharing the Word.  He reminded us what Psalm 9:1 says "I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;  I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."{NIV}.  I find that I am not always as courageous as Paul was when it comes to sharing the Gospel. I want to be BOLD and share of his wonderful deeds. 

2. I'll live to the glory of the Lord. Make Gods glory shine. I was reminded of how easy it is to sit in church and be a Christian, but once we walk outside we want to blend in and not make waves. I want to make waves; and want to swim up stream, against the current and be BOLD. I want to shine for Jesus no matter what the situation, where I am or who I am around. God died for me and my sins so I could be saved. What an amazing gift. Worthy of so much praise and glory.

3. I'll choose to take a stand. He reminded us to be strong in the Lord. We shouldn't waste our time trying to be strong in our selves. Put all of our faith in Him. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm {Ephesians 6:13 ESV}. 

I left church on Sunday being so inspired. I was reminded that my purpose here on earth is to share Gods word. The pastor said we did not have to be that over bearing person who was obnoxious about talking about God, but instead do it in a way that works for you and the situation. I often times find myself in a situation where someone opens the door for me to share about God and how he has worked in my life. Sometimes I am too afraid to share. I am too afraid of being judged. I need to remind myself I need not care what others think.


Rici Reid said...

Love this!

brittany z said...

perfect for the new year.

courtney {splendid actually} said...

what a great message! i copied some of these notes down in my journal. here's to making waves in 2013!

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Great words - I love the idea of making "waves" for Christ. It is so easy to just blend in, but He wants to stand out!

Love the print mixing!

Karen Curtis said...

These are awesome resolutions. I am sharing this post with some of my friends! You look great, BTW!


Ernestine Edna said...

Our sermon was similar.... Basically... Our resolutions should be more God centered than ME centered... <3

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