So Far, So Good

Keeping a blog can be dangerous: in one click I can see what last year’s resolutions were.

Some got waylaid (e.g., weight, finances, home repairs…).  But yes, some got more of my attention (e.g., prayer, yard work, David’s mother…).

This year, I’ve been doing great so far.  (hehe)  My plan this year, like everybody, is to post forward the remainder that got set aside—while handling the tyranny of the urgent.  Hm. Even as the words plunk onto the screen it occurs to me: what is life, if it’s not the tyranny of the urgent?

On second thought, maybe I’ll do a complete rewrite.  Maybe the best resolutions look like these:

1 Cor. 9:25  self-control in all things

2 Cor. 2:9  obedient in all things

2 Tim. 4:5 sober in all things

1 Tim. 3:11 temperate, faithful in all things

Heb. 13:18 conduct ourselves honorably in all things

Titus 2:7  in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified

As for me, personally, my over-arching goals are always coincident with my theme verse: 1 Tim. 5:9b-10 the wife of one man, well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.

Another good exercise at this time of year is to go online, and read through The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards (1722-1723).  Be aware ahead of time: this isn’t yard work and home repairs.

At the link noted below, Edwards’ list is re-ordered into these categories:

  • Overall Life Mission
  • Good Works
  • Time Management
  • Relationships
  • Suffering
  • Character
  • Spiritual Life:
            Assurance
            The Scriptures
            Prayer
            The Lord’s Day
            Vivification of Righteousness
            Mortification of Sin and Self Examination
            Communion with God

Godspeed.

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/articles/the-resolutions-of-jonathan-edwards

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2 Responses to So Far, So Good

  1. lorischulz says:

    Hi Laura,

    I like the New Year’s resolution cartoon! I just found your blog and love it!

    Lori

  2. elsiephoebe says:

    Ha, yeah, that cartoon is great, isn’t it!? 😉 Welcome, Lori.

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