Lamentations 3:23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
Quit smoking, stop drinking, manage money wisely, spend more time with family
Most common: Lose weight, exercise more, eat healthy
1 Timothy 4:8 Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.
Common Christian Resolutions
Pray more, read the Bible every day, attend church more regularly
What is your motivation?
Philippians 4:13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
John 15:5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
Principles to live by in 2019
Pray to the Lord for wisdom
James 1:5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
Ask God how to fulfill the goals he gives you
James 3:13 If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.
Rely on God’s strength
1 Timothy 1:12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him,
Find accountability to encourage you
James 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
Let failure motivate you
2 Corinthians 7:6 But God, who encourages those who are discouraged, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.
My Decision Today
Psalm 37:5 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.