The saying goes that whatever you do on January 1st, you will be doing all year. Well, I’m typing a blog, but let me tell you that I don’t expect the frequency to pick up, so there goes that. .
The update on the process won’t take long either today. As I told you last time, Kane is so over Arizona. The rights of both parents have been officially and permanently terminated, so that part is over. He is now an official orphan (only on paper) and is in our custody until finalization. That process will take a little longer than we expected, but hopefully by sometime in April, the state of Tennessee will also deem us a decent place to grow up and he will be ours forever. Between now and then, just a few more things to do and papers to sign, but we are hoping they are simply motions to go through and not mountains to climb. Currently, he is a pretty happy guy – as long as he has a full belly and a dry diaper. Not too unreasonable.
Some people make New Year’s resolutions. Things that you will do great at for less than a month. Perhaps even less than a week. Maybe you’ll lose 3-4 pounds, maybe read your Bible every day for 8 days, maybe even exercise. Twice.
This year, I just want to be resolute. Resolute in being prayerful, being in constant conversation with Christ, and being ready when He asks me to do something. But beware in being resolute in praying for God’s will in your life. You could end up with something like this:
Seriously, God already has commands for us. It doesn’t have to be earth-shaking or life-changing. But, if you follow them, it most likely will be life-changing, and maybe even earth-shaking. It’s for a follower of Christ to go and make disciples. And we can’t do that if we aren’t living holy lives, not compromising where culture and comfort win out above calling and scripture, and aren’t in continuous prayer for God’s direction. Those are where I want to be resolute in 2015.
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you.”