Home
Email  |  My Account  |  Donate
james1 19 sidebox

ARTICLE

The Power to Forgive by Bayless Conley

AUDIO

Roll the Window Down by Brandon Lyles

VIDEO

How to Be Led By the Spirit of God by Karen Jensen Salisbury

DEVOTIONAL

Today's featured devotional...
wishdandelionIt’s that time of year again: New Year’s resolution time! For many of us, that means dragging the exercise mat out from the back of the closet, clearing the hanging laundry off the treadmill, or buying that gym membership (again!) and getting down to the gym.

A lot of us make resolutions that involve getting healthier, whether we plan to lose weight, exercise more, eat better, drink more water and less soda, or whatever.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I believe in New Year’s resolutions. I mean, for the most part, it seems like we only remember them for about a month, even those that aren’t about exercise and diet. Our intentions are usually good, but our resolutions don’t usually end up changing our lives. By August, most of us would be hard-pressed to even remember what they were!

But wait. The reason we make these resolutions year after year is because it’s a chance to start fresh, aim for a new goal, and make a new plan. It’s a chance to make things better. So I say, let’s go for it. Here’s some help.

I looked up the meaning of resolution in the dictionary. The word resolute means: Marked by firm determination, bold, steady. One definition of resolution is: The act of determining.

That sounds pretty to good me! It means a resolution is less a goal than it is a determination. And it is bold and steady. In other words, it keeps you on track to make it through to the completion. The only way I know to truly follow through with a determination is to renew my mind to the Word of God.

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

I think we’d all agree that we need supernatural help in order to be bold and steady, and the Word of God is the way to get it!

To change our lives, we must first change our thoughts, and we simply can’t do that by ourselves. We need help from the Word of God. Without the power of the Word behind you, all you have is willpower, and that only goes so far. Why not get supernatural help?

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Ephesians 4:23 encourages us to, “Be renewed in the spirit of your mind.”

The way to transform your life is to renew your mind. To take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:5). Spending time in the Word of God is how to get your heart and mind working in agreement with God. God has a can-do way of thinking!

When it comes to changing your health habits or making any other kind of change, it starts with renewing the mind. Avail yourself to articles and books and blogs and podcasts that talk about healthy living. Read or listen a little each day.

Whatever you are aiming to change, I encourage you to start with the Word. It will help you be resolute – determined, bold, and steady!

TAKE ACTION: Write down two or three realistic determinations (resolutions) and find scripture that can help encourage you in them. Spend time every day strengthening your spirit by reading the Bible and renew your mind to God’s can-do way of thinking! Then pass this blog along to a friend or two.




Copyright © Karen Jensen Salisbury
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Author Select

Author/Speaker:        
login

Partner Letter


To sign up for cfaith's monthly Partner Letter, click on the "Subscribe" button above.

Follow Us

About Us

The online ministry of cfaith has been helping people discover faith, friends and freedom in the Word since 2000. Cfaith provides a unique and comprehensive collection of faith-building resources for the worldwide faith community.

At cfaith, you can strengthen your faith and deepen your understanding of the Word of God by digging into the vast collection of teaching articles, streaming audio and video messages, and daily devotionals. No other website offers such a unique and extensive collection of spiritual-growth resources aimed at helping you grow in your knowledge of the Word.

Read More...

 

 

Support Us

Why support cfaith?


(All contributions are 100% tax deductible)


SUPPORT CFAITH WITH ONE CLICK!

For every Internet search you make using
goodsearch, cfaith will receive one penny!

GS Logo 250x38

Contact Us

Business Hours:


Monday—Friday: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. CST
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Phone:

(763) 488-7800 or (800) 748-8107

Mailing Address: 

CFAITH.com
9201 75th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

 

Login Form

Please ignore the “Secret Key” field; it is not needed to log in to cfaith.

Login Change Article

Spring360x442
You need to enable user registration from User Manager/Options in the backend of Joomla before this module will activate.