Today I started courting someone I have known for quite sometime. Today I started courting God. He called me. He pursued me. He, through his words and his faithfulness swept me off my feet and asked me to once again, be his girl. In two days we are going to 2014 together. But I have to take care of a few things first. I am breaking it off with some other things I have loved. I am calling it quits with bitterness and resentment. Even though its hard I am saying goodbye to selfishness and over indulgence. After all, “Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet.” -Thomas Watson
This New Year I am not making resolutions to improve myself, to make myself feel valuable. I am making them because I LOVE GOD. Although I will never be in his league, I will never be worthy of His affection, He will help me along and support me as I tarry on in His name. I alone will never find the perfect time to face all my junk, to gut out the moldy storage closet that is my old self. But in the words of my good friend Greg Steely, “Action cannot wait for perfection.”
I am using this blog to chronicle our relationship, to share what He is teaching me through this year, and hopefully encourage others to enter into a renewed, revived romance with Christ. I encourage you to make 2014 a monumental year. Follow through with your resolutions because you love God, not yourself. After all He is the only one who can unpack your baggage and fix what has been broken.
As the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:21-24