new year’s resolutions?

By January 8, 2012 No Comments

i’ve seen it all…new year’s resolutions that are literally contracts between you and…um, new year’s? then the other side…a refusal to resolve to do anything. hmmmm.
i want to propose a middle. goals are good. they don’t define you but they give you somewhere to go. i don’t know about you but i need a challenge here and there.
don’t worry if a week into it, you forget something. but as the saying goes, “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.”
and no, it isn’t too late to resolve to do something. the eighth of january is a great day to write a few resolutions!

i wrote down a few things…spiritual, emotional and physical. my spiritual ones this year included reading the bible in a year, chronological style. i’d like to get a better understanding of the history and timeline of the bible. i used to have it down but this year marks over twelve years since i took my biblical backgrounds (bible history) class in college. yeesh.

so i started this plan on you version. now i am a big fan of blue letter bible for studying. but i am also a big fan of you version. if you set up an account (simple) you can also download the app on your smart phone. then you add your reading plans and you have the option to read them anywhere…your computer, your phone, etc. i need all the help i can get reading my bible! i also like that you version has audio with many of their versions. so while i still try and read my bible reading in the morning, i can also listen to it again while i am getting ready, using my phone. brilliant.

i’d really like to encourage you to check it out.

on a similar yet different note, i am in job right now because job is undated. job is a little gross to me (um, boils?) and reminds me of children bickering. yet when i read books of the bible that aren’t particularly my favorite, i’m always reminded that ALL scripture is “…given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 timothy 3:16).

on that note, this verse jumped out at me this morning…in job 19:25-27, “but as for me, i know that my redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last. and after my body has decayed, yet in my body i will see God! i will see him for myself. yes, i will see him with my own eyes. i am overwhelmed at the thought!”

now that’s a crazy cool promise.

p.s. eight more days til moldova-bound. pray for me. my head is going crazy! ♥

Marie Klein Burtt

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