Saturday, January 17, 2009
Jonathan Edwards was a man who made resolutions, though not in the form of New Year's resolutions. In his long list of resolutions he included:
Resolved, to live with all my might while I do live;
Resolved, never to lose one moment of time, but improve it in the most profitable way I possibly can;
Resolved, never to do anything, which if I should see in another, I should count a just occasion to despise him for, or to think any way the more meanly of him;
Resolved, never to do anything out of revenge;
Resolved, that I will live so as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.
These are fantastic resolutions, regarding eternity. The last one is particularly meaningful. Let's tweak it a bit, to say, "Resolved, that I will live so as I shall wish had done as I ponder this earthly life for the rest of eternity."
Now THAT thought is a game-changer, is it not?!
What a wonderful way to live. Let us do our best to keep in mind that the choices we make, the things we do, the way we use our time & money, the opportunities we have with others, and every other aspect of this life are more important than we know. So important, actually, that we'll have eternity to pore over them.
Are you going to be pleased about what you're doing today, then?