Resolved: Philippians 1:6

Posted by Mark Tubbs
In News & Notes
January 01, 2011 @ 1:44 PM

It's New Year's Day and I just tweeted the following at @discerningreadr:

Was asked, "What's one thing you hope to accomplish in 2011?" My answer: "I want Christ to continue to accomplish HIS work in me."

I'm not trying to be super-spiritual, really I'm not. And I'm not a curmudgeon, at least not a nasty one. But like Tony Reinke, I'm not a resolutions guy. I'm just extremely wary, based on my theology and my experience, to prematurely announce that 2011 is going to be a great year. It may not be. It may be a year of nothing more than the utterly mundane. Even in this God is glorified.

Therefore, rather than superstitiously send out "good vibes" down the timeline into 2011, I prefer to re-place my faith and trust in the One who has never failed, and who remains the same year in and out. So, Philippians 1:6 is my can't-fail-resolution for 2011: "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in [me] will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ."