The Jesus Resolution

1 01 2010

We serve a God of fresh starts and new beginnings. He promises that His mercies will be new every morning and that u-turns make heaven erupt with joy. As a new year begins, we delight in the clean slate that it offers us. New Year’s resolutions inspire us to start over and begin anew.

Amid all the resolutions we make about our health, our relationships, our work, and our play, I want to challenge you to join me in a resolution that is at the heart of who God is and who He calls us to be. The Jesus Resolution.

The Jesus Resolution is the purpose for which we were created. It is God’s ultimate desire for you. It is the reason behind the cross and the empty tomb. God wants to transform you to look like Jesus. He wants to form you into a mirror image of Christ. He wants others to look at your life and see His Son. He wants your words to be an echo of His voice. He wants the way you move, work, serve, love, and play to resonate with the person of Jesus.

Paul lived and spoke about The Jesus Resolution. He tells his friends in Corinth – “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” (I Corinthians 2:2)  John writes to his loved ones and says, “Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.” (I John 2:6)

So here is my resolution – I want to immerse myself in Jesus. I want Him to soak into every part of who I am. I want to spend this year learning and surrendering to what it means to walk as Jesus did. I resolve to know nothing except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I commit to living more fully in the transformation God wants to work within me.

This is more than a passing New Year’s phase. This is the promise and the challenge that God sets out before us. Be His. Be like His Son. Make The Jesus Resolution. Will you join me?


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3 responses

1 01 2010
Judy Smith

Amen!!!!!

1 01 2010
Patti Alexander

I love this, I shall tune in daily!

1 01 2010
Oleta Coleman

A truly Christ-centered resolution; and nothing less than His love deserves. May He give your resolution the impetus to become “The Jesus Resolution Revolution” among those who take up your challenge to join you in this! May He bless your endeavors through this website and to Him be the glory.

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