If my goal or resolution is to look good on the outside, then who am I trying to please?
"People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Samual 16:7
The Lord looks at our hearts, and therefore, that is what I should be focussed on. What is the condition of my heart?
God wants our hearts to be:
repentant "The sacrifice you want is a broken spirit. A broken and repentant heart, O god, you will not despise." Psalm 51:17
pure "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God" Matthew 5:8
obediant "Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to me as Lord, but they still won't enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether they obey my Father in heaven." Matthew 7:21
This is my New Years Resolution. That my heart will be repentant, pure, and obediant. Only God can truly change a heart, but we must be willing and take the action to allow Him to work in our lives!
I will leave you with some pictures from a wedding I went to on New Years Day! Blessings!