29 December 2008

Resolution

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Resolve
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The other evening, going into Christmas Eve service at my parents' church, Savannah sweetly said "Aunt Jess. I am going to be SO good, you won't believe your EYES!"
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Now, I won't say she was bad. But, needless to say, by the end of the evening, she was losing restraint. Bored and restless, her resolve quickly began to crumble.
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But, aren't we all like that? So determined to just astonish everyone with our exceptional behavior. Saintly gestures and only kind words falling like honey from our lips.
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Yeah, right!
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And how long does that typically last? Until our feet actually hit the floor in the morning?
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Thankfully, there's usually tomorrow and His mercies are new every morning.
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Who knows, maybe one day we'll get it right. But, until then, we're right there with ya, Savannah. Resolve chipping away with every tick of the clock. At least you know you're in good and plentiful company, Girl.
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So, what have YOU resolved to accomplish in 2009?

5 comments:

One Beloved Sister said...

My resolutions include what they usually include...better health (including eating right and excercise), and not majoring on minor things. :)

Quilting Bea said...

The same resolves...over and over. And, yes, I appreciate very much that His grace is new every morning -- because that's how often I need it. I'm so glad you posted again. I've missed your wisdom! You always inspire me.
Love, Mom

Luanne said...

Well, I do want to read the chronological Bible through this year...

But anyways, I guess for me it is a good thing that I can't follow through and be perfect when I resolve to do things--otherwise, I would be so dang prideful. (Even worse than I am now. Not pretty.)

At least it makes me rely on God--and when I fall, I look up.

Maybe that's why we will fail until we're in heaven!!

So glad to read your post--i've missed you and hope you had an awesome Christmas!

Mellie said...

I've missed you, glad you're back! There's so much changing in my life right now, my biggest resolution will be to remember that God is in control.

Chanda said...

great post, Jess! I wish you and yours a very blessed New Year in Him! I am glad to start this new year with you as my friend :)