Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday's Resolution {To Live Mightily}

Photo Credit
We are picking apart Jonathan Edward's 70 Resolutions, one week and one resolution at a time. Don't forget to start where he did- "Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God's help, I do humbly entreat Him by His grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to His will, for Christ's sake."

6. Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live. 

My paraphrase:

6. Resolved, to live mightily (not lazily!), with all of my strength and gusto, while I am alive.

By nature, I am a laid-back, West-coaster, passive kind of gal. Every personality type has strengths and weaknesses.

My strengths include: taking time to smell the roses, spontaneity, and flexibility.


My big, giant, numero-uno sin struggle??? Laziness.

Are you surprised? I hope so- because by the grace of God, He has given me much victory in areas of self-discipline.


But, oh, by nature, I would be content to spend much of my day, every day, seated on a comfy couch, cup of tea in my hand, and a book or movie in front of me. I am just plain lazy.

This makes Resolution six a toughie for me. To live mightily? To exude energy and appetite for Christ-exalting, self-abasing, super-empowered living??? It's just not in me.

Praise the Lord that I am no longer my natural woman, but a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)! Because Christ lives in me, today, by His grace, I can resolve to live mightily!

Today, I am resolving with Jonathan Edwards, to live with all of my might while I do live.

To not let a single moment pass me by in lackadaisical carelessness. To love God, and to work for Him while I am able- serving my husband and my daughter, diligently keeping our home (which needs quite a bit of attention after a lazy weekend!), and finding ways to love and serve others.

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the grave), to which you are going." Ecclesiastes 9:10

"Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God." Jim Elliot, Christian missionary and martyr. 


 How are you living life mightily and "to the hilt" today?

28 comments:

  1. It's very trouble-free to find out any matter on web as compared to books, as I found this piece of writing at this web page.

    Feel free to surf to my blog; kevin trudeau free money scam

    ReplyDelete
  2. Definitely believe that that you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be at the internet the simplest thing to
    take into account of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed
    even as other folks think about issues that they
    just don't know about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest as well as outlined out the entire thing without having side-effects , other folks can take a signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thank you

    Also visit my blog ... cedar finance real?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I want to to thank you for this good read!

    ! I certainly loved every bit of it. I have you book-marked
    to check out new things you post…

    Feel free to visit my webpage :: binary options trading software
    my web site - free binary options system

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yes! Finally something about tollbooth.

    Here is my web-site :: how can i work from home

    ReplyDelete
  5. Fine way of describing, and nice paragraph to get data about my
    presentation focus, which i am going to present in university.


    Feel free to surf to my weblog: Lmt forex formula

    ReplyDelete
  6. You can certainly see your enthusiasm within the article
    you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren't afraid to mention how they believe. Always follow your heart.

    Feel free to surf to my page: options trading firms

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hello are using Wordpress for your blog platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and
    create my own. Do you require any coding expertise to make your own blog?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

    my page ... free slots for fun

    ReplyDelete
  8. Simply desire to say your article is as surprising.
    The clearness in your post is simply spectacular
    and i could assume you are an expert on this subject.
    Well with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.


    Also visit my webpage - comefaresoldifacili

    ReplyDelete
  9. This design is wicked! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained.

    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost.
    ..HaHa!) Excellent job. I really enjoyed what you had to
    say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!


    Also visit my weblog; stock trading online

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yes! Finally something about earn money online in india.


    Here is my blog post ... earn money online now

    ReplyDelete
  11. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to mention that I have really loved surfing around your weblog posts.
    After all I'll be subscribing in your rss feed and I am hoping you write again soon!

    Feel free to visit my homepage ... easy ways to earn money fast

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi there, I enjoy reading through your post. I wanted to
    write a little comment to support you.

    my web blog forex trading tips

    ReplyDelete
  13. When I initially commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added" checkbox and now each time
    a comment is added I get three e-mails with the same comment.

    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Appreciate it!

    Have a look at my web-site :: cedarfinace review
    Also see my web page - How To Trade Binary Options

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hellο there! This artіcle couldn't be written any better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a great read. Thank you for sharing!

    Stop by my web-site ... diamondlinks review

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is a topic that's near to my heart... Take care! Where are your contact details though?

    Here is my web page; cedarfinace

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from
    an established blog. Is it very hard to set up your own
    blog? I'm not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I'm thinking about creating my own but
    I'm not sure where to begin. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thanks

    My weblog: online penny stocks

    ReplyDelete
  17. Terrific article! This is the kind of information that are supposed to
    be shared across the net. Shame on Google for not positioning this put
    up upper! Come on over and talk over with my site .
    Thanks =)

    Also visit my website: www.cedarfinance.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Excellent blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
    I'm planning to start my own blog soon but I'm a little
    lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid
    option? There are so many choices out there that I'm totally overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    My web site what are binary options

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you're using? I'm planning to start
    my own blog in the near future but I'm having a tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I'm
    looking for something unique. P.S Apologies for being
    off-topic but I had to ask!

    my web site :: cedar finance binary

    ReplyDelete
  20. I think this is one of the most important info for me.
    And i'm glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, The website style is perfect, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

    Also visit my web blog binary options trading system

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for
    your next post thank you once again.

    Review my webpage ... forex arbitrage ()

    ReplyDelete
  22. We are a bunch of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our
    community. Your website provided us with useful information to work on. You've
    done a formidable task and our entire neighborhood
    might be grateful to you.

    Feel free to visit my page if you have a warts do you have hpv

    ReplyDelete
  23. Does your blog have a contact page? I'm having problems
    locating it but, I'd like to send you an e-mail. I've got some suggestions
    for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way,
    great site and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.


    Have a look at my site ... darmowe gry online strategiczne

    ReplyDelete
  24. Amazing! Its really amazing piece of writing, I have got much
    clear idea about from this piece of writing.


    Heere is my blog - หนังโป๊

    ReplyDelete
  25. Sony PS3 was first released in Japan in the yr 2006 and
    later on released in the worldwide marketplace.
    The internet-based instrument features very comparable to the standalone application.

    Here is my page - http://s.colbsa.org/cydiasources650810 []

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but
    when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, very
    good blog!

    my webpage - home improvement kitchen

    ReplyDelete
  27. Pentru a exact ceea ce include viață nu va fi contra și profesioniști .


    Here is my web site optimizare site seo

    ReplyDelete
  28. These are actually wonderful ideas in regarding blogging.
    You have touched some pleasant points here. Any way keep up wrinting.



    My webpage ... attorney atlanta georgia

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...