I am not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. This is mostly because I am not a fan of diets, eating healthy, or exercise. Judge if you must. I do have goals. As we enter this new year one of those goals overwhelmingly rises to the top. In 2011 I wish to be poured out like a drink offering to the Lord. Sure, its a lofty goal for a girl like myself. I am plagued by busyness, selfishness, sometimes laziness (although, I think four kids was a good start to curing that last one). The point of the matter is we all battle that "flesh"-- that part of us that wants the world to be about us. We are born with it. Believe me, I have a two-year old. I know.
To help save for the adoption we got rid of cable and got Netflix (only $10 a month). Unfortunately Gavin misunderstood what was meant by "movies on demand". In this house, demanding to watch Diego doesn't fly! As often as I roll my eyes at him, I also wonder if I am looking at what God sees in me. It makes me cringe to thing of it. How often does the same God who tells the sun when to rise and set hear us, mere creatures of his creation, look at Him and say "ummmm, NO." Wow, and I thought Gavin had some nerve.
I posted a short video below that I found to be a great reminder to us all. We are image bearers. And if we are image bearers of Christ then this should be true everywhere we go. So my goal this year is to pursue God with a passion that grows more intense as the months pass. In the end I want to be able to say I poured my life out like a drink offering for the Lord. And I think that starts by living like an image bearer. We need to stop demanding things from a Holy God and get acquainted with the Person whose image we bear.
"Image Bearers" - Matt Chandler