Not the same old resolutions

For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Rom. 6:4

Any resolution we make and keep, any new habits and disciplines we introduce into our lives that stick will undoubtedly be beneficial and worth the effort. But the very fact that they do require effort implies pushback, something within us that resists what we know is good. The heart of the gospel is Jesus’ transforming power to change us from the inside out so that we might live lives we could never imagine for ourselves.

Lord, help me to really live the new life You’ve already given me.