I haven’t officially made New Year’s Resolutions in years, but let’s not fool ourselves. Goals, Aims, Changes, whatever we call them – they are resolutions, aren’t they? If we put all the Resolutions (or insert your preferred term here) in columns according to the ones we successfully kept, and the ones we well-meaningly broke, what would yours look like? Mine would be pretty lop-sided.
What ever God has in store for me this year, I know there is only one resolution God wants me to make.
As I was searching for a new design inspiration this year, my friend Lessa and I were looking through images. I was drawn to the tree, something about it felt right. Then God led me to the scripture I used as the tagline, John 15:5:
I am the vine, you are the branches, if a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit.
So my resolution this year is to remain grafted into the vine, my Savior Jesus. No matter what else I do, I know that if I am in Him, I will bear fruit- the fruit HE wants me to bear. Not neccessarily the fruit I think I should bear.
However, there is one more part of that verse, which is the key to success, even in staying “in Him.”
“Apart from Me, you can do nothing.”
Does that mean I don’t have other goals? No, it’s important to challenge ourselves, but I will always preface my goals, with, “Lead me Lord, I will follow”