The sparkling grape juice is poured and there is a list being made in front of the fireplace as the snow continues to pile up at our doorstep. Another year begun, another set of resolutions to be compiled. Leaving a full year of life behind us we move forward with boldness. The list fills up and my dreams expand. Hopes, expectations, goals.
Eleven resolutions for the year. One for each month, and room for grace. Maybe they will be written here for your viewing, maybe they will be kept for my refrigerator alone. Tonight it doesn’t seem to matter. Tonight one thing prevails above all the rest. That I would keep 2015 open for the rule and reign of Christ Jesus in my life.
At the end of the list there is only this that truly matters. A prayer for more of God. That no matter how or when or if my resolutions maintain, that my desire and longing for the Lord increases, and that it is met by continual fulfillment of Himself.
O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. -A.W. Tozer