The Jesus Resolution

3 01 2011

“For I have resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” – Paul, I Corinthians 2:2

Did you make a resolution this year? A new year holds out the possibility for fresh starts and new beginnings. The slate is clean, the paper is new, and we have a whole year to imagine that we can be different.

God specializes in new beginnings, fresh starts, and achieving impossible dreams. He loves u-turns, hearts that long for another chance, eyes that search for a different perspective, and souls that yearn for something bigger than themselves. He invites you into His heart and offers to make you new.

The transformation that God has in mind for us is nothing less than Jesus Himself. He wants us to walk like Jesus, serve like Jesus, speak like Jesus, love like Jesus, obey like Jesus, rejoice like Jesus, pray like Jesus – to look like Jesus in each and every way. He is willing to work in the very heart of who we are so that the image of Jesus might blossom in our lives, our attitudes, our actions, and our words.

The cross points to the lengths God is willing to go to transform us. The empty tomb proclaims that He has the power to take our darkest, guiltiest, filthiest pieces and make them into something that resonates with beauty and victory.

My Jesus Resolution today is to resolve to look like Jesus. 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 commit today to living more fully in the transformation God wants to work within me. There will be rough patches, “aha” moments, reasons to rejoice, and times to catch our breath in wonder along the way. Will you make the Jesus Resolution with me?


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3 01 2011
Martha Fassino

I most definitely will join you in this resolution. Always exciting to start a new year, striving to grow spiritually. God bless you.

26 07 2012
Highlighters « Cornbread Mama

[…] a book by a Christian woman called “The Jesus Resolution”. The writer’s name is Casandra Martin, I really, really love it. It’s a bunch of daily ideas or devotions that have helped me in […]

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