2 Corinthians 4:16 - A Resolution to Keep.
2 Corinthians 4:16: A Resolution to Keep.
2 Corinthians 4:16 (NKJV) Therefore we do not lose heart. Even
though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being
renewed day by day.
My first week of New Year's resolutions is behind me. Truth
is I am not big on making them (it's probably because I never keep
them). Give up desserts for a year? I blow that the first sight of a
chocolate clair. A few years ago I made a resolution to answer all my
mail within a week of receiving it - I'm still catching up on
November's letters. The list goes on: do not bite nails... give up sugar...
quit being a slave to email... smaller portions on your plate... turn
off the TV... organize your ATM receipts.
There is, however, one resolution worth considering. Second
Corinthians 4:16 states that the inner man - your inner being, the new
creation - must be renewed day by day. It's a necessity. The inner man
has to be daily nourished, whether it's January 7th, 8th, 9th,
February, March, summer or fall. Too often we feed our inner being only on
Sunday mornings, or when we hear a good sermon, or during a monthly
Christian luncheon or a seasonal Bible retreat. Many of us allow the year
to wear us down because we ignore this simple fact - our fellowship
with God must be renewed day by day. Our inner being metabolizes
quickly and just one day of neglect will bring on spiritual
I pray "that he would grant you, according to the riches of
his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner
man" (Ephesians 3:16 KJV). Covenant with God today to invite his
Spirit to replenish you as you spend time in his Word and in prayer.
It's a must. It's one resolution you can't afford not to keep. It'll
make this year happy.
Lord Jesus, show me fresh insights every day in your Word...
reveal your heart to me in prayer... and in so doing, renew my inner
man, day by day. [Joni Eareckson Tada Daily Devotional 010718:
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: