Monday, January 3, 2011

Message from Margaret Crotts, First Grade Teacher

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good,  pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am one of those people who always make New Year’s Resolutions. When our children were young, my husband began the tradition of taking them to McDonald’s at the beginning of each new year to plot out their goals for the year and a strategyfor reaching those goals. They always did a much better job of keeping to the plan than I. Sometime between the making of the goals/resolutions and about a week later, mine went by the wayside.

Now my New Year’s Resolutions seem to be very similar year after year….more quiet time,
less shopping, a closer walk/communion with God, less shopping, more exercising, less shopping.
I think you get the picture.

God’s Word gives us a plan for Everyday Resolutions – “Come to Me with a teachable spirit, eager to be changed”. A close walk with God is a life of continual newness. Don’t cling to old ways as you step into a new year. Instead, seek His face with an open mind, knowing that your journey involves being transformed by the renewing of your mind. As you focus your thoughts on Him, be aware that He is fully attentive to you. He sees you with a steady eye, because his attention span is infinite. He knows and understands you completely.

Join me this new year and let’s give ourselves fully to an increasing attentiveness to God and His
Continuing Renewal in our lives. New year….New You!

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