WMU Monthly News from Betsy Ross
Missions: It’s not just a project; it’s a way of life.
Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions?
Just about everyone is going to make some promise to themselves to do something in the New Year: lose a few pounds, break a bad habit, cut down on social media…and most resolutions fail by February.
There’s nothing wrong with setting goals. But this year, resolve to do something with a higher purpose. Something that has eternal weight and significance.
Christians are saved by grace through faith, not by works so that no one can boast. But the Bible uses active imagery to describe the Christian life as a race, a fight, a pursuit, a war, and training in godliness. We strive for spiritual growth because we’ve been freed through the blood of Jesus from striving for worldly, selfish gain. Therefore, resolutions, when grounded in Scripture, can be tools for our spiritual growth.
Only by the gift of God’s grace poured out through the Gospel can we do anything of eternal value.
Whether you journal your ideas, write them on a napkin, or talk through them with another person, this year resolve to…
¨ make real, noticeable progress in your walk with Christ
¨ find peace in God’s sovereign will
¨ overcome strongholds that enslave you
¨ become who you already are in Christ
¨ know Jesus more intimately
Not by our own desire will we resolve to pursue Christ this year, and certainly not by our own strength. Only by the gift of God’s grace poured out through the Gospel of Christ can we do anything of eternal value or effectiveness. Only by the help, guidance, and power of the Holy Spirit can we take up our crosses and follow Him this year and every year until He appears in fullness of glory.
What other biblical resolutions will you pursue this year?
In His Service,
Betsy Ross, WMU Director