My daughter was talking about New Years Resolutions and her daughter who is 6 asked, "What does Resolutions mean? So my daughter explained to her the term "New Year Resolutions". Later on my 6 year old granddaughter said that she wanted to make a New Year RESELECTION! Not Resolution, but RES-ELECTION. (She couldn't remember the word Resolution.) She told her mom that she wanted her family to hold hands at the dinner table every time they prayed over their meal. Well of course you know that just melted this Nana's heart.....
There is always a lesson for us in everything if we would just really take the time to listen. I thought about the wording she used and the word ELECT jumped out all over me! Truthfully, that is exactly what a New Years Resolution is...TO ELECT to change, do different, to choose, to pick our or decide.
Though for many our New Years Resolutions...OUR ELECTED choices consist of better diet, exercise program, save more money, help the poor, and well, our list goes on and on. With all that being said, those are good things to ELECT to do or at least to become better in those areas. But what if.........We ELECT to become more Christ-like? More of Him and Less of Us?
That is my New Years RES-ELECTION....I want to CHOOSE to become more like Jesus and less of Cindy. That is my true heart's desire. What is your heart's desire for the new year?
Hugs and Blessings, Cindy