“I hear so many Christians, murmmuring about their imperfections, and their failures, and their addictions, and their shortcomings. And I see so little war! Murmur, murmur, murmur. Why am I this way? Make War!”
– John Piper
So I didn’t want to make a “Resolution” because let’s be honest, they are cliché and are hardly kept. So instead, I propose a New Year Revolution, a revolution by definition, is a fundamental change. And that’s what I want to do. I want to make war against lust, against pride, against me. I want it to be so obvious that I am a Christian and after Gods own heart. I don’t want people to think to themselves, “Well, he says he’s a christian so I guess I’ll take his word for it.” I hope that hasn’t happened, but I don’t want it to ever happened. I don’t want to be the type of guy that trades God for a night with a girl, I don’t want to be the type of guy who is surrounded by people who love him but refuses to change for the better. I haven’t been that guy, but I know Satan wants me to be, but I refuse to be that weak.
I know we are sinners, but since Jesus rose he’s renewing the image of God in us! We have got to start making war, now we can say no to those fleshy impluses that Christ paid for. And if you’re not saying no, why is that? Is it fear of not conforming to the world? Perfect love casts out fear.
I want to start going all out for Christ, I can’t wait for Revolution to start that out reach to Prostitutes on saturday nights, I really want to help with that. I’m very excited to start taking this biblical counseling course, I am sure that will help me greatly. I guess overall, I just want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.