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New Year's resolutions are often mocked. I understand. We frequently are quick to express our intention without true dedication. When all is said and done, there is more said than done.

Yet, the truth is we seldom do anything of value unless there is a resolution to do so. Here are the resolutions of a godly man, Jonathan Edwards:

Edwards was not a perfect man--none are, save Jesus Christ. Yet, by aiming at these lofty goals, he was closer to hitting the target, than if he had aimed at nothing. If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!

Whether you adopt Edwards' resolutions or adapt your own, let us pray that by the grace of God, we will move forward in faith this year. We cannot rewind 2022, but we can pray to see God do a deeper work in us and a wider work through us in 2023. That is my prayer!

Happy New Year,

Dennis Thurman, AMS

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