Here is my latest ADD moment...I just spent HOURS writing a chapel message for our weekly chapel service tomorrow. I haven't had one yet this year...I mean last year...I figured it must be my turn tomorrow. AFTER I gathered my ideas and put them on paper, I checked the schedule. You know it...I'm not on! I'm not on next week either, or the one after that! I'm three weeks early with my message! Do you think the end of the month is too late to talk about New Year's resolutions? I thought so, too!
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Are you in the need of a message? Here is my message for chapel tomorrow. Maybe it will bring you some needed time in God's word!
2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!
There are some new things that I love. Here is a short list of them:
New birds to add to my bird list
New coffee mugs
Yep…I love new years. A new year is a fresh start to the rest of my life. It’s the perfect time to change things I don’t like. The changes that I and other people make are called “resolutions”.
1. res·o·lu·tion : Noun A firm decision to do or not to do something.
A resolution is a promise one makes to one’s self; a promise that puts a person’s desire to change into a formal statement.
When making a resolution to change a person might begin by saying, “I resolve to…” and then they would say what their resolution is.
What are some things that you might resolve to do?
allow time for students to answer.
The apostle Paul made a resolution. It is in the Bible. His resolution is, “For I resolved to know nothing ....except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2
Here are my resolutions for the New Year:
I’m going to make it right here in front of you all…I resolve to
cheat, steal and lie more! You heard me right …I’m going to cheat, steal and lie more. Listen carefully…You may want to make this same resolution, too!
When I say I’m going to cheat it means I will:
Cheat failure. I won’t be afraid to try something new because I think I may fail. It is through failure that I’ve learned very important lessons. I can’t fail if I don’t try and just trying means I’m not a failure. It means I’m a try-er! It means I will be trusting that God will guide and protect me through life’s try-als.
I resolve to LIE more. God has told me not to worry. That means I can relax more this new year. I can live a little more without having to worry about it because I trust my awesome God.
I resolve to STEAL! I’m going to steal more time away to be with God and enjoy the time I can spend with Him in His word the HOLY Bible!
In the year 2013 I resolve to cheat, lie and steal more than I did in 2013! With the help of God I hope you do, too!
Lie down in green pastures
Steal time with God!
Prayer: Dear God, help me to keep my resolution to cheat failure and to lie down in the green pastures you have given me. Help me to remember to steal some time with you each day so that I may grow in faith and grace
In Jesus name, Amen!
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