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NEW COMMITMENTS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Well it’s that time of year again when in a fit of optimism many of us make great promises to ourselves about what we are going to do in the New Year
many we usually abandon about the second week in January.
Let’s be honest now.
How many of you kept to the diet?
How many of you actually kept exercising past February?
Well this year I am determined its going to be different.
I have made a New Years resolutions I know I will be able to keep for the whole of 2015
I have decided to eat more and exercise less.
Now I believe i'll be able to keep that kind of resolution
This morning I want to talk to you about some resolutions, some commitments which I guarantee you will make a radical difference in our lives if we will just follow through on them.
In fact, what I want to do is to offer to you a way of starting the New Year in a way which will significantly change your life.
Here is what I want to suggest to you: if you will make four commitments that God in His Word encourages us to make
I guarantee you that the start of 2015 could become one of the most significant events in your life.
in fact I tell you that if you will follow God’s advice, that 2015 could be the best year of your life thus far
I want to challenge you to make 4 new commitments for this New Year.
Here they are
1: COMMIT YOURSELF TO FORGET YOUR FAILURES
13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus
That advice from God’s Word has stood the test of time.
I don’t know of any more relevant and practical advice for us at the start off 2015. That that advice that I have just read
We don't have to live our lives imprisoned by our past.
All of us have failed in some way in our lives over the last year.
Probably we won’t see our failures recorded for history on tv but they are recorded in our hearts and minds.
For many of us our failures are painful memories.
Maybe for you it is a memory of how you failed in a relationship.
You made the wrong decisions,
said and did the wrong things and the relationship ended.