i promise i'll move on from new year's resolutions after this post. in fact, i rarely get excited about making resolutions. i think the not-having-a-job thing is inspiring me to take the time to do things that i sometimes didn't even think about after spending most of the day/evening at the office.
that said, my pastor shared jonathan edwards' new year's resolutions with us yesterday at church. edwards was a colonial theologian and minister who wrote numerous resolutions, the majority of which were penned before his 20th birthday. he reviewed them every week to ensure his focus and goals remained the same. you can read them all here, but here are just a few of my favorites. his prose is beautiful and his resolutions even more so:
"resolved, to improve every opportunity, when i am in the best and happiest frame of mind, to cast and venture my soul on the Lord Jesus Christ, to trust and confide in Him, and consecrate myself wholly to Him; that from this i may have assurance of my safety, knowing that i confide in my Redeemer."
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