A Resolution for You

As the New Year rolls around, most people make New Years resolutions, like working out more or eating healthier. While these are great resolutions, I feel there is one resolution we are leaving behind as society: Getting closer to God.

God tells us firsthand that we NEED to have that resolution at the top of our lists. Last night, I found this in my devotions:

Being near each other and spending time together draws us closer to people. It’s like that with God, too.

God loves you with his whole heart, and he wants you to love him back with your whole heart.

He is eager to talk and listen, to guide and comfort, and even to have fun with you! But it’s hard to share an experience with someone you’re far away from.

The Bible tells us that when we come close to God, he comes close to us. Just like a magnet, he’ll pull you right in.

When you turn toward God, he draws closer, ready to walk with you through each day of your life, morning till night. No matter what happens, you can enjoy his company, feel safe with him, and go through the good and the bad together.

(Taken from “The One Year” Between You and God: Devotions for Girls. )

I also found this Bible verse that pretty much sums up the entire post:

“Come close to God, and God will come close to you.”-James 4:8

So Happy New Year! I hope this post has added one more resolution to your list.

6 thoughts on “A Resolution for You

  1. You are so right, Lydia. And this is a personal confirmation to me that I’m on track for a new journaling class I am writing about wholehearted love for God. Thank you for your faithfulness in drawing near to Him and then drawing others to Him as well through your heartfelt writing. I”m so proud of you. Happy New Year, dear one!

  2. I’m with you, Lydia. When God is first, He really affects everything. He isn’t a category alone, but He permeates all the other categories. That means, when God is first, we’re better able to love people in our families, our communities, our world. We work hard at work and school, for His glory. And we enjoy His many blessings — even when we’re playing on the iPad or playing Scattegories! 🙂

  3. I’m so glad to read this on your page Lydia. If you get this at your age, you will set yourself up for the rest of your life in Jesus. It really is about wholehearted love! May God bless you as you pursue this journey. 😀

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