I used this in my Lord’s Supper meditation this morning at Cherry Street Church of Christ in New Albany, IN.
Today is “New Year’s Day.” It is a day of “new things.” It is a day where we reflect on our lives, hopefully both physically and spiritually. It is a time when we are thinking, “How can I make my life better.”
It is a time when we make resolutions. This means I resolve to do this or that. Do we keep them. Not all the time, really not too well. I think that when we make them we really want to keep them because we see things in our lives that need to be changed for the better.
We try to tell our families that we will always be there for them, but we don’t live up tho that resolution either. We do not have to wait till New Year’s Day to make “resolutions.”
The contrast between us and God is that He ALWAYS keeps His promises, words and resolutions. Before the foundation of the world He knew that a Redeemer would be needed for mankind and as the Word says, “in the fullness of time God sent forth His Son…” to redeem us.
As we look at how God made a resolution in eternity past and kept His resolution and continues to be with us, let’s resolve today and every day to make the following resolution: “I’ll put Jesus first in my life.”
“In all that I say, in all that I do, throughout the world of toil and strife, By day and by night, through trust in His might, I’ll put Jesus first in my life.”
-Larry Miles, 1/1/2012