Resolutions tend to revolve around my desire to improve certain areas of my life, resolving to do this or that better…or at all.

I’m actually quite successful in fulfilling my resolutions — that is, until around noon January 1st, when my bubble inflated with good intentions bursts, thanks to a prick of reality.

In 2012, scripture verses will be the focus rather than resolutions—particular verses for life, writing (see below), and struggles. The verses will change throughout the year, but I prefer a fistful of verses fueled by the Spirit than a dozen “I will’s” of my own.

  • Seek first His kingdom. Mt. 6:33 My “job” is to focus heavenward, releasing all the details to God. He has those covered.
  • The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23 Every detail? Live in awe of this most remarkable truth.
  • He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. Psalm 18:19 Stop limiting God. Too often I settle for cramped quarters.
  • Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Romans 12:11 If I want God to bless my work, I must first do the work. Stop hoping and start typing.

How about you?

-photo courtesy of Ligonier Ministries