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    Harley_Angel
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    For those of us celebrating the coming of a new year, what kind of goals have you set for yourself to make you a stronger Christian?

    I want to finish reading my NIV Bible, and get at least half way through a NKJ edition, volunteer at least 20 hours to a project to help the homeless, and try a period of fasting and prayer at least once.

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    This year I would like to finish reading the works of J.B. Phillips, complete one of my larger writing projects, raise the passing rate of our math students by 40%, do a side-by-side translation of Romans from the Nestle text and the Textus Recepticus, lose fifteen pounds minimum, experiment with a few villanelles or sonnets, get four more classes toward my second Bachlor's, teach my grandson how to play Go Fish on the computer, get started on a Gleaners' newsletter, and rearrange my office.

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    To get my butt out of bed before the sun rises and gather the family for the Lords prayer.
    To start a daily Bible reading program with the family.
    To try and adhere more to the fruits of the Spirit.
    To pray more
    to trust the Lord for work so family and me can eat more
    to not be so flippin' judgmental!
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    to continue to overcome my fear and stubborness in letting God heal me of smoking.
    God bless, pickles
    Its really not that complicated, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life we are called to!
    The Joy of the Lord is your streangth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charisenexcelcis View Post
    This year I would like to finish reading the works of J.B. Phillips, complete one of my larger writing projects, raise the passing rate of our math students by 40%, do a side-by-side translation of Romans from the Nestle text and the Textus Recepticus, lose fifteen pounds minimum, experiment with a few villanelles or sonnets, get four more classes toward my second Bachlor's, teach my grandson how to play Go Fish on the computer, get started on a Gleaners' newsletter, and rearrange my office.
    what you wanna do with your spare time?

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    my top three New Year's Resolution

    1. erase bad habits
    2. be more obedient to God
    3. be more productive as a Christian
    "I may be sinning but i'm pursuing the path of righteousness"

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    wow, those are some really good resolutions! And some really busy resolutions!

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    Perhaps I should try harder to stay on course.

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    Why wait till new years when you start doing it now?

    Anyway, most of what I'm trying to do right now involves finding ways to make money, make friends, improve my self so I can get a girlfriend, getting my anxitiy and depression fixed, and getting closer to God. Bascilly making my life less like a hell, like it is right now...

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    I want to start a web page (or youtube page) called the "State of the Church". I'd like to have commentaries of today's news in a Christian perspective as well as the state of the Body of Christ wthin my country/state/city. Also, the page will welcome people from all over the world to participate.
    Would be interesting to get typed and verbal responses and comments from different parts of the world.

    This website is a PERFECT site to invite ppl.

    Y'all are so cool!

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    De 23:21When thou shalt VOW A VOW unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

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    It's a good thing I try my best not make any vow or promises.

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    I'd like to do a basic study of every new testament book and my favourite old testament ones. Already underway but went slack over the holiday period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harley_Angel View Post
    wow, those are some really good resolutions! And some really busy resolutions!
    yeah you know these past years i had a lot of trouble of making my promises so hopefully this time i won't fail.
    "I may be sinning but i'm pursuing the path of righteousness"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaddaeus View Post
    De 23:21When thou shalt VOW A VOW unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.
    Quote Originally Posted by worldlover View Post
    yeah you know these past years i had a lot of trouble of making my promises so hopefully this time i won't fail.
    I do not see it as making promises or vows, just goals that I would like to concentrate on making an extra effort to accomplish.

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    I wonder how many are willing to make a vow that they will never sin again? Any takers out there? Why not? It would be impossible for men but not for God, right? I thought that some of you believed that those that are born of God do not commit sin. Isn't that what some of the holiness crowd believes and teaches? Isn't that what 1Jn 3:9 says? Some of you don't want sinners in your church just like that Baptist minister preached on that video awhile back. If he keeps preaching that same message, he may find himself in sin one day and have to leave the church he resides over. I hope that never happens and that God establishes his heart in grace.

    Why don't we try the NT side of that verse that Pastor Keith brought up in Deut 23:21. It is in 2Tim 1:12; There is only (2) places in the NT that mention a vow / Acts 18:18,21:23.

    'For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.'

    Is a vow you make before the Lord the same as a commitment you make to Him? In making a vow we are required to keep it, what we commit to God as a deposit of faith is what He is able to keep. We can commit our vows to the Lord and He will make sure that we keep them. A vow should be committed to God's trust. The problem with keeping a vow, even if you sware it is to your own hurt, is trying to keep it in the energy of the flesh.

    Prov 16:3 says, 'Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.'

    If God calls you to make a vow or commitment, you can be sure that He will be able and faithful to do it / 1Thes 5:24. It is better not to make a vow unless God calls you to do it / Eccl 5:5. I do know a man that made a vow of money and was required of the Lord (17) years later to keep that which was vowed. God was faithful to not only supply what was vowed but require it of the one who was called to make the vow.

    One thing that we all could commit to the Lord is that our hearts would be established in grace so that we might grow in grace and knowledge of Him. In doing so, that we might know Him in the power of His resurrected life, in the fellowship of His sufferings and be made conformable unto His death / Phil 3:10. That is a big commitment but God is able!

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