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.

The Letters Between Us: The High Calling

Today, a blog post by me and my mom is featured at the High Calling, a christian website. I was very surprised when I was asked to post with my mom.

I think it turned out great. We wrote letters to each other, and I encourage you and your kids to do the same thing.

And even though most of our letters to each other aren’t published, we will always have those memories.

I don’t want to give too much away, but you can check it out here.