2014 vs. 2015 Resolution - Stand Firm!!!
13As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth. 14 He called you to salvation when we told you the Good News; now you can share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 With all these things in mind, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching we passed on to you both in person and by letter. 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, 17 comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say - 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 NLT
As believers, we are highly privileged to be in fellowship with God and his Son. He who has called us is faithful to keep us from all sin. The question to ask is how ready are we to share in this responsibility? The above scripture tells us of God’s love for us through his action of salvation towards us.
It equally admonishes us to stand firm. Blessed are you who have kept the faith all through the year 2014. It’s 4 more days to the end of 2014 and a new birth in 2015. What will your new year’s resolution be? Today the Lord is calling unto us to hold on firm to His word, handed over through the inspiration of God’s spirit to the Apostles. Our duty is to hold on fast, no matter the condition that may befall us.
God’s promises are yeah and Amen and whatever He has said concerning our lives individually will surely come to pass (1 Thessalonians 5:24). For His word says in Joshua 1:9 (BBE), “… Take heart and be strong; have no fear and do not be troubled; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”. May you be strengthened to stand firm in the coming 2015.