I do not usually make New Years Resolutions, as I cannot understand the purpose. Usually I see people making them while they are intoxicated and they think that the next morning they will remember. I read yesterday that of the 45% of Americans making resolutions, only 8% are successful in follow through and achievement. (I wonder if the 55% not making resolutions are like me and see no purpose, or are they the ones that were so completely inebriated that they forgot!)
As we rang in 2014, I admit that I decided to go ahead and make a resolution for the first time since I can remember. Not just for myself, yet also for my family. (And this thought was with a very clear coherent mind.)
What did I resolute to do? I would continue to fight the battle against the spirochete. That I will win the battle against the co-inhabitants of my body. I will not give up when there is pain, and I will not give up when there is loneliness or when the flesh is weak. I will focus on the only One who can give me hope and encouragement. The only One who can strengthen me in my distress. I will not be defeated. Neither the body, the soul, nor the spirit! By the Grace and Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, 2014 will be a year of perseverance. I will be included in the successful 8%!
How am I going to accomplish this?
Eph. 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (spirochete)
Eph. 6:14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayers and supplication.
Psalm 18:1-3 I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. (the spirochetes)
Happy New Years Everyone! And for all the Lymies, I pray that you too will persevere during 2014, that your battle against the spirochete will be won and that 2014 will be a year of successful healing.