This morning on Twitter, Steve Timmis (who co-wrote the best book I know of on the topic of the local church) asked: 'It seems to be trendy to despise and ridicule NY Resolutions, regarding them as somehow unspiritual. But what exactly is wrong with them?'
Here's my take - there's absolutely nothing wrong with making resolutions as 2010 begins...just don't turn your resolution into religion. Nothing you do this year will make God love you more of less than he does right now.
But if you can become more intentional about life so that God grows as your great treasure...then resolve away!
Here are four of my favorite resolution blog posts from the past few days:
- David Powlison considers the question of resolutions
- JD Greear lays out the difference between 'resolved' and 'resolutions'
- JR Vassar talks about the opportunity to be more intentional in 2010 with your devotional plan.
- Luke Simmons opens up his closet and pulls out all kinds of ideas for following Jesus in the year ahead.