Although I do not care much for New Year's resolutions, January 1st found me thinking about my time, energy, and resources, and what to pursue for the New Year.
Physically? Certainly, anyone who knows me would suggest some weight loss and continued exercise...not a bad choice.
My work? The many needs for growth in my work arena require constant attention.
Are there other areas which need my attention? The Apostle Paul would say “yes”.He encouraged the early Christians by asking them,
…what kind of people ought you to be as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming? 2 Peter 3:11 NIV
He realized that not all the pursuits in life have the same value. In fact, Peter says that much of what I pursue will be destroyed by fire on Judgment Day. (2 Peter 3:10-14 NIV) Therefore, he encourages me to,
Make every effort to be found spotless, blameless, and at peace with him [God].
2 Peter 3:14 NIV
A feeble man like me? Impossible! God knows I need His Spirit to make every effort to be found spotless, blameless, and at peace with God. Will you join me this year in pursuing Peter’s challenge to us—the greatest of all pursuits?
Sharing the journey with you,