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Have you got a list of resolutions to get through during this new year? Only 24 hours ago I was with my family heralding the new year with an explosive display of fireworks. Only 20 hours ago I made my list of resolutions to get through in 2012. At the end of day 1, 2012 I’m already thinking of scraping my list and here’s why.

 
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I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.

[From the Bible, the inspired, “God-breathed” word of God,¬†Ezekiel 36:25-28]

 

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I am a new person in Christ:

  • I am cleansed and God’s child. Through my trust in Jesus am I now fit to be identified as part of God’s chosen people;
  • I have a new heart that is now able to be consumed with the glory of God;
  • I have a new home that will be free of death, free of pain, free of sin. I will be with my Heavenly Father in a place of everlasting peace, safety and comfort.

 
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Resolutions are about us striving for something better. In Christ, I already am a new person: I am cleansed and God’s child; I have a new heart that is eager to love my God; I have a new home with my Father in a place of everlasting peace, safety and comfort. In Christ I already have all these things. My new year’s resolutions seem so petty and short sighted.

 
What’s new?

 
In Christ I am a new person.

 

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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.

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