James 1:27

Okay, it’s already the 12th of January and you know what that means? Many people have already broken the resolutions that they sat for this new year. You know what I mean right? On January 1st, you said you weren’t going to drink any more soda. However, on the 5th, you felt like you were going to die from your caffeine headache so you grabbed a Mountain Dew at the gas station. 

Hey, I’m not judging. It happens. Every year we set new goals for ourselves and fail to meet them. Now, I’m not excusing it. We should definitely be more resolved to meet our goals for the year. However, failure is part of the process.

Would any of you like to share your resolution for this year? Put them in the comment section below this post. Mine is to read more. I have spent the last six years reading textbooks and got a little burned out on the whole process but have set myself to reading some more important books this year. I am starting out with The Handbook to Christian Apologetics.

How about you?

Resolutions are all about goals and new expectations. Every new resolution typically has something to do with our expectations for ourselves. However, God has already given us expectations in His Word. These are areas of our life that He would prefer for us to improve upon. One of those expectations is found in James 1:27.

James 1:27

New International Version (NIV)

27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

If you have not set a resolution for this year (or even if you have), I would encourage you to consider incorporating this into it. Maybe this year, you find new ways to bring life to children that are in need, as those are the orphans that have been placed in our lives. That is a simple process for me as I work in a group home facility that quite literally has provided me with children to care for.

What about you? Where are the orphans and widows in your community? You say they aren’t there? I guarantee they are, you just need to look closer.

Life is Strange. Live it Well.

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