I don't do well with New Year's resolutions, historically. My good intentions often don't translate into lasting change. As this New Year is upon us now it appears almost like a fresh blank page of paper and we can write whatever we want upon it. What shall we give ourselves to this year? What should our personal goals be? This morning a quote from 2 Corinthians struck home:
2 Corinthians 5:6 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
That last verse, verse 9, is what landed a punch on my heart...."whether we are at home in Heaven or away on earth we make it our aim to please the Lord" (my paraphrase)
Perhaps we can make it our daily goal to please the Lord...in attitude, actions, affections, attention...sounds like a good resolution. Perhaps if we start each day with "aiming to please Him" as our intention the rest of the day...the rest of the year...the rest of our lives...might play out well. Until we are finally home!