New Year’s Resolution

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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

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Thank you!

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1 John 2:17

Yet the world and its enticement are passing away. But whoever does the will of God remains forever.

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Whenever I find myself enjoying the pleasures of my senses, I remind myself that this is temporary.

This is part of the human experience and beautiful as long as I don’t get attached to any of it.

These things of “the world” as today’s scripture puts it, all these enticements, are passing away.

They do not last.

If you’ve ever indulged a bit too much in alcohol, you soon realized that the pleasurable feelings you had the night before turned into misery in the morning!

All the enticements of power, prestige, and possessions are momentary in the grand scheme of life.

In the midst of those things, ask yourself this question: Why am I here?

Why am I having this earthly experience?

Is it to wallow in pleasures and then die?

How pointless that would be!

Today’s scripture says that whoever does the will of God remains forever.

God is love as scripture tells us (1 John 4:8).

And this Love is the Creative Energy of the Universe.

We are part of this Creative Energy.

We’re immersed in it.

As St. Paul said, we live and move and have our being in God (Acts 17:28).

So, when we are in the flow of this Creative-Energy-of-Love, when we are channeling this Love through our words and actions, we are doing the will of God.

The ripple effects of this channeling of Love go on and on and on leaving an eternal legacy of love.

Why not make this our moment-by-moment-by-moment new year’s resolution?

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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