Many believers realize making self-improvement commitments to God isn’t so much an annual ritual as a daily -- even moment-by-moment -- discipline that enables them to be sensitive to failures and mindful of successes in their Christian walk.
Whether seeing improvements in our lives or desiring a fresh start, striving to live a life that reflects our relationship to Christ helps protect us from selfishness, brings balance to our lives and projects a healthy faith.
Resolutions can help you develop spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. And they still impact your life, even if you fail to keep them. Five Baptists in Missouri tackled an aspect of resolutions and goals - spiritual, change, guilt, realistic expectations and lifelong goals.
By Jennifer Harris Word&Way News Writer Seven months ago, Olive Branch Baptist Church, Sedalia, was dying. A period of conflict, loss of the pastor and church split led to dwindling numbers. But the 12 remaining congregants refused to give up on their church. In