Week 53 Devo – THURSDAY

New Year

There is a difference between intending to do something and following through with that decision in obedience. Intention is “an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.” You must set your mind to seek holiness, but you must follow through with action as well. You can want to argue with your parents less, do well in school, or read your Bible more. But unless you actually do what you intended, it’s really just wishful thinking. To obey means “to submit or conform in action to the commands and instructions of another.” This year let’s look at our resolutions not as something we wish to do better, but as an opportunity to be obedient to God. Resolve to seek holiness. Delayed obedience is really disobedience.

You know what to do; you know what Scripture says, but you keep saying you’ll do it later.

Are there some habits/decisions that you have been procrastinating from resolving to do?

Is there an area of your life you need to give to the Lord so you can follow through on your spiritual resolutions?