“You cannot develop a righteous life apart from God’s Word. Righteousness must be cultivated. As you fill your mind with the words of God, and as you obey His instructions, He will guide you in the ways of righteousness.” – Blackaby
If we resolve to do anything this year, let’s resolve to honor His name and be transformed by His Word. “…’resolve to honor My name,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Malachi 2:2
A surrendered heart pursuing peace and holiness. Seems like such a lofty, unattainable pursuit. Yet we are instructed to do it. “Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14
Resolved to honor His name. Resolved to be transformed.
Resolutions tend to be self-centered. Resolutions are about me, my strength and my commitment.
Transformation is Christ-centered. Transformation comes from the renewing of our minds by the washing of the water of God’s Word. We surrender and yield to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and allow His transformation to take place in our lives through the Truth of God’s Word. And WOW…He transforms us into His image! “You have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” Col. 3:10