New Year’s Resolutions
Blessings to all of you! I pray that God is already showing you the “Many Colors” of His grace as we begin the year of 2014. We anticipate another great year for the TDNG Community, with new and experienced Secretariat members focused on keeping our community “running the race” in a way pleasing to the Lord; Rectors already following God’s direction in leading or building teams or listening to His voice for themes for the eight Weekends we have scheduled; sponsoring the 35th annual TDI Assembly in July, and celebrating the chartering of the TDNEGA Community.
Many of us have probably made some New Year’s Resolutions, and I’d like to briefly address that topic. I had to get out the Strong’s Concordance (I’m grateful that I can still lift that thing, whew!) to find even one reference (Luke 16:4) to any form of the word “resolve”, and I believe that is only in the KJV. However there are over 120 references to “Choose” or one of its forms, and choosing to do something is really to be resolved to do it. Choosing is a very important thing. We belong to God; we are His, because He CHOSE us, in Christ, before the creation of the world. (Eph. 1:4). And, God CHOSE to give us everything we need for life and godliness… (2 Pet. 1:3). One thing that makes God’s choosing different from ours, in many cases, is that He always DOES what He Chooses! Sometimes we choose to do something, but we fail to carry through with the required action.
I hope you have made some Spiritual resolutions or set some Spiritual goals for this year. We are living in very dark times, and our world needs light, desperately! Resolve to be that light in your Environments. Resolve to help others shine brighter and be better Christian Leaders by offering them the experience of a Tres Dias Weekend. Choose to answer God’s call to Kingdom Service, if the Holy Spirit urges you to serve on a team or serve on the Secretariat. Resolve to seek first the Kingdom of God and to trust God to lead and provide in EVERY circumstance in life. He WILL DO what He promises to do for His own.
In Christ’s Lavish Love,