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I suppose everyone is writing what their new year’s resolution is for 2009. I’ve thought about it quite a bit, but had not decided on anything until I woke up yesterday with the perfect one.

You see, I could say the usual things….

lose XX pounds (too embarrassed to say how much I really need to lose)

exercise daily

make more money

get out of debt

read my Bible daily(I still would like to do this)

read X number of novels

read X number of books on writing

Write another book

Get my 2nd book published

Find someone to produce my screenplay

There is nothing inherently wrong with any of those things, but I set myself up for failure like all the other years in my past.

Instead, I woke up with an epiphany yesterday morning of what my new year’s resolution should be:

  • To be content. Sounds simple, but is one of the hardest things to do. God has supplied all I need, why should I be anything other than content. I want to be satisfied with every aspect of my life(except for in the next resolution).
  • To be on fire and not to be lukewarm. I want passion about my faith. I want everyone to know that Jesus loves them so much he died for them. I want my faith to be visible and not kept hidden.

Philippians 4:11-13 (New International Version)

11I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Revelation 3:15-17 (New International Version)

15I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

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