New Year's Resolutions (the one's I'll actually keep)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Hi there, all! It has been far too long since I typed out a blog! I'm back now though!
The New Year has finally arrived and every one is busy trying to make their resolutions last this year.
I find that we all make resolutions that are wonderful, but they don't end up being kept, and a resolution might as well not be made if not kept.
I have never been one for making resolutions, simply because I knew that I would break them. However, this year, my resolutions are ones that I take extremely seriously.

                                                                ~ So here we go! ~

Resolution One~ Since I went to college, I have gained over fifty pounds. Most of it was actually gained in the past two years. I tend to stress-eat, and I also eat when I am bored. I also eat for fun.....basically, I eat when I am not sleeping. Not good! Not good at all! Not just because of how I look, but because of my health as well. I concern myself with how out of shape I am, and how large and "fluffy" my body has gotten.
My goal is to lose AT LEAST 40 pounds in 2013. It will be tough. My eating habits will have to drastically change, which is never fun at all, but it must be done. I have to be a good steward of the body God has given me.
Taylor has actually gained about the same amount that I have, and will be working towards this goal with me. I cannot express how glad I am to have him working hard at the same thing with me!

Resolution Two~ I am also ashamed of my Bible reading habits. I would say lately, but if I am honest, it is most of my life. There was only about a year or so where I dove into the word the way I should.
Reading the Bible is not to be done legalistically, and that is not my aim here, either. I desire with all my heart to draw closer to God, to love Him as I should,  to hear, know, and obey His voice fully, and to find victory over the spiritual battles that I must fight against. This will not be accomplished until I draw closer to God. He is the Healer, the Helper, and should be the Love of my life! God tells us in His word:
"If you continue in my word . . . you will know
the truth, and the truth will make you free."

-- Jesus (John 8:31-32 RSV)
 
Therefore, my second goal is to read through the Bible in a year. I found an awesome plan online that helps me with this. It has an Old Testament and New Testament reading everyday. If you are interested, you can find it at: http://www.wholesomewords.org/family/bibleread/biblerea.html.
The point, for me personally, is to have structure and get back into God's word consistently. If I do not actually make it in a year, that is ok, as long as I am absorbing and meditating on God's word daily.

So there you have it! Those are my goals. If any of you are interested in doing the same, feel free to comment. I would love to have a support system :)

Forever in Christ,
Kristin.

2 comments

  1. Pick me, pick me!! I want to be your accountability partner for reading through the Bible in a year! Think about it.
    Love,
    Friend-Roomie

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