“I do not mean that I am already as God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal, but I am trying to reach it and make it mine. Christ wants me to do that, which is the reason he made me his….Forgetting the past and straining toward what us ahead, I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize for which God called me through Christ to life above.” – The apostle Paul in Philippians 3: 12, 13b, 14
Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions this year? I don’t make many New Year’s resolutions, but this year I set a goal even before the New Year, to cut down on sugar in my diet. I want a healthy body. It’s hard, especially during the holidays …but so far I’m still on track. But I also want a healthy spiritual life. So here’s a resolution for my soul…I want to read through the 4 Gospels this year, reflecting on what attitudes, and actions I need to cut out of my life if I’m going to love God with my whole heart.