4 January 2015 …we make resolutions …but, often find it difficult to keep them Should we Continue Making New Year Resolutions? YES! but our resolutions must be HOLISTIC, touching all aspects of our lives Physical Intellectual Our New Year Resolutions must be Holistic Social Spiritual DIET & FITNESS - PROBLEMS WITH BEING OVERWEIGHT Restricted mobility - can’t reach own feet, do own foot nails, tie own shoes Breathing problems Limited clothing choices Chronic back and knee problems Associated illnesses, e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure and depression Affects self-confidence and social relations Could lead to premature death! 1 Tim 4:8 “…physical training is good.” Proverbs 23:20 – 21 Proverbs 23:1-2 Proverbs 20:1 Ecclesiastes 5:2-7 before embarking on training and weight loss programme… • Obtain advice from your physician and dietician • At the gym, seek guidance on the exercises and equipment suitable for your health and fitness objectives Acquiring a Certificate / Diploma / Degree Learning a new skill, learning a new language Advancing existing skills – e.g. leadership, technology, etc Strengthening relationships with FAMILY, RELATIVES and FRIENDS Playing a role in COMMUNITY programmes Joining a sports club Prayer and Bible Reading The Bible will develop your faith – Rom 10:17 Memorise one bible verse per week Joshua 1:8 Psalm 118:11 Deutoronomy 11:18 Psalm 37:31 Prayer will enhance your fellowship with the Holy Spirit Luke 6:12 Luke 18:1 Phillipians 4:6 As you pray, write: - your prayer items - date the prayer was made - date the prayer was answered Share the Gospel daily with at least one person – Make it a habit to tell others about Jesus Mathew 28:18-20 Acquaint yourself with the Church Discover your passion, and serve in line with it Be consistent – ensuring your membership is established and official Hebrews 10:25 Participate Grow in financing advancement of the Gospel in the discipline of Tithing …will grow your life holistically!