Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Year's blessings and ideas

Dec 29, 2012, 12:09pm

Happy New Year to all! May the Lord be with you as you venture into 2013. Just some thoughts before we begin the New Year...

We all make resolutions right? I'm going to lose weight, be closer to God, be nicer, etc... We make these vows. What does the Bible say?

Matthew 5:33 - 37 says, 33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.[g]also Numbers 30:2 says, 2 When a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said.

So there you have it, don't make big vows, just let your yes be yes and your no be no. If you vow something to God - you better do it! Don't cop out! God will hold you accountable!

Now something different to think about...

We as people make vows or resolutions, but what about churches as a whole? I think churches should sit down before the New Year and decide what their resolutions should be for the upcoming year and see how they did from the previous year. A church New Year's Resolution! Something to think about!

God bless and have a great 2013 everyone! I will be back on Ask The Pastor Monday January 7th at 9 pm.

Pastor Andrew Robertson
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Stayner EMC Youth Pastor

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