"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus"
New Year's Resolutions. Have you made any yet? Have you broken any already? When I think of being resolute about something I get a picture of being very determined and focused on a particular goal. Maybe that's the mindset that the Apostle Paul had when he penned this verse. That's how I really want to be in 2009--determined and resolute in my passion for Christ.
When I hear the word resolution I always remember the old hymn written in 1896 by Palmer Hartsough and James H. Filmore, Sr. "I Am Resolved"
I am resolved no longer to linger,
Charmed by the world's delight;
Things that are higher, things that are nobler,
These have allured my sight.
I will hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, Greatest, Highest, I will come to Thee.
I am resolved to go to the Savior,
Leaving my sin and strife;
He is the true One, He is the just One,
He hath the words of life.
I am resolved to follow the Savior,
Faithful and true each day;
Heed what He sayeth, do what He willeth,
He is the living way.
I am resolved to enter the Kingdom,
Leaving the paths of sin;
Friends may oppose me, foes may beset me,
Still I will enter in.
God's blessings in 2009!