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Resolved to Please God

Calvin ResolutionHow many resolutions (New Years and others) have you made that you are still keeping today?

John Norcross said in the Journal of Clinical Psychology that only 50% of the populations make resolutions each New Year. Dan Diamond writing in Forbes said that only 8% of these keep their resolutions. Not good odds, huh? Only four people in 100 do what they commit themselves to do.


Long ago I made one resolution. I joined the Apostle Paul in saying, “So we make it our goal to please Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:9). Also like Paul, I’m not perfect; but I do find it much easier trying to please only one person all the time. Try asking yourself at each decision, “Will this please God?”  Don’t give up; just give in to the Holy Spirit.

Philippians 3:13-14 (NASB)
“Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”


Who’s the Boss?

When you are on a job, it’s always beneficial to remember who the boss is.

In your daily life as a believer, we ought to always remember who the boss is. Jesus Christ is not only our Savior, He is also our Lord or Boss. Keeping this in mind will make our decisions easier and we will have fewer conflicts. When we strive to please Him and do His will, we discover that it has been His pleasure to make our lives complete and joyous. Always remember who’s the Boss.

2 Corinthians 5:9 (NASB)
“Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.”