With the Holy Spirit cheering you on, what will you work on this year?
All over the world people are coming up with resolutions, things they say they will do to make their lives better.
For kids, New Year’s resolutions might sound like these:
Do my best at school.
Be kind to others.
Eat ice cream every day.
That’s a pretty cool list, but maybe you’re looking for some other ideas. About two thousand years ago, the apostle Paul gave a list of resolution ideas, and this list never gets old. See if anything jumps out at you.
“Brothers and sisters, we ask you to show your appreciation for those leaders who work among you and instruct you. We ask you to love them and think very highly of them because of the work they are doing. Live in peace with each other. We encourage you, brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not living right, cheer up those who are discouraged, help the weak, and be patient with everyone. Make sure that no one ever pays back one wrong with another wrong. Instead, always try to do what is good for each other and everyone else. Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this” (1 Thessalonians 5:12-18).
Chomp on this!
Which of the things on this list will you, with the Holy Spirit cheering you on, work on this year?