With the New Year coming up, most everybody is getting in on the act of making a few New Year’s resolutions of their own. Here are some of my own sideline suggestions for New Year’s resolutions. Be it resolved:
To Get More Out of Church:
- That you won’t try to call playing golf on Sunday your “church time” any more than you would call your “worship” on Sunday golf time.
- That you realize the church is not here to approve your attitudes, but to improve them. Thus you will let the sermon judge you instead of you judging it.
- That you live on Monday the words you endorse on Sunday.
- That you remember the value of prayer is not measured by its length but by its depth.
To Enjoy Life More:
- That you will put more back into life than you take out.
- That you avoid condemning another person’s actions or views unless you know more about them than he does himself.
- That you stand for something lest you fall for anything, knowing that the man who stands neutral stands for nothing.
- That you remember that to find life you must lose it in some great cause.
To Have a Happier Home:
- That in family differences you will stand like a rock in matters of principle and swim with the current in matters of taste.
- That in dealing with your children you will learn when to overlook and when to oversee.
- That with your children you will work to build character and not characters.
- That you will avoid nagging, remembering that many people have made their marital graves by a series of little digs.
- That you will pray with your family with assurance that the family that prays together stays together.