Are new year's resolutions biblical?

If then you have risen with Christ, look for the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Focus on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. Vv 1- Put yourselves then, like God's chosen ones, saints and loved ones, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness and patience, enduring one another and, if one has a complaint against the other, forgiving one another; as the Lord has forgiven him, you too must forgive. And above all this is love, which unites everything in perfect harmony.

Vv 12-1 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which, in fact, you were called in one body. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you too will appear with him in glory. Vv 3- Kristen Wetherell is the wife, mother and writer of a pastor. She is the author of Humble Moms and Fight Your Fears, co-author of the award-winning book Hope When It Hurts, and editor of 12 faithful women.

She also enjoys teaching the Bible to women at conferences and retreats. Read Kristen's writing on her website and connect with her on Instagram. Stay connected to the local religious community. Many Christians have made a New Year's resolution to pray more, read the Bible every day, and go to church every Sunday.

When making New Year's resolutions, examine your true motivations and determine if your goal is focused on you or God. The beginning of a new year that makes us think of new beginnings and a way to mark a new starting line. If you are properly motivated and dedicated, and willing to allow God to be part of the process of taking you to your final goals and fulfilling your New Year's resolutions, then your chances of success will skyrocket. Most New Year's resolutions for Christians fall into one or both categories, a sin they want to stop, or something related to regular spiritual discipline (devotions, prayer, etc.) People have been making New Year's resolutions for 3000 years, since ancient Babylonian times.

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