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One resolution that will change more than your year

By: brooks manley

There are a lot of things about me I don't love. I'm irresponsible. I can be impatient at times. I listen to Kesha a lot. There are probably some things you don't love about yourself either. With the New Year comes an invitation to improve. It's time to make resolutions, work harder, and become a better person. 

Self Improvement Is a Myth

Our culture loves self-improvement. But the problem with self-improvement is that it doesn't exist. God tells us in the Bible that we are evil people outside of His grace. It's impossible for a bad person to bring about good in themselves. On the bright side, we have a perfect God and all good things come from Him (James 1:17). So if you want to improve, look no further than Jesus.

Jesus Is Your Resolution

Jesus says in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." All of your self-improvement, your purpose, and your happiness lie in Him. He is your resolution. He is your answer. In Him, you will find everything you will ever need. Want to resolve to do something this year? Get to know Jesus better.

It's Not Complicated

There's no five-step plan or equation to getting to know Jesus better. You don't have to have gone three days without sinning. You don't have to have the Bible memorized. You don't have to pretend to be anyone you're not. He knows everything about you, yet He loves you and wants to hang out with you. Getting to know the person who saved your life is really easy. 

  • Make it a goal to spend more time with Jesus this year by praying and reading your Bible.
  • Try talking to Him throughout your day, while you're at work or school.
  • Get into a NewSpring Group, and let other people help you get to know Him.


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