Resolved in 2016

I love to read through Jonathan Edwards’ seventy Resolutions at the turn of each year. His writings always seem to have a way of recalibrating and redirecting my spiritual compass.

Stephen Nichols writes that “he started a diary as a window into his own soul and innermost thoughts, as a way to gauge his relationship to Christ and monitor his spiritual condition” (Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions and Advice to Young Converts, 9).

Edwards’ passion to live for the glory of God is simply contagious.

Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God’s glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriad’s of ages hence.