Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Resolution

This morning the message at church was from Philippians 4:10-13:  10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Now I don't know about you but for me this is a difficult place to get to.  Admittedly Paul was better disciplined than I but why not give this a try.  It is surly is a better resolution than loosing weight or exercising more.  We either believe or not and if we do anything is possible.  This is my prayer for the coming year.

A Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition

I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it.
And the covenant which Have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.

Amen.



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