This morning I was asked if I would pledge to grow closer to God this year.
It is admirable to have the desire and to endeavour to walk more closely with Jesus. But I think the questionner is beginning with the wrong perspective.
It’s not my promises which matter, but God’s: “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ” (2 Cor 1:20). My resolutions will probably fail but, “I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day” (2 Tim 1:12). Try as hard as I might, “Apart from Me you can do nothing” (Jn 15:5).
Let’s simply put our loving trust in Jesus. At the end of the year we can look back and see what He has done with our lives.