” I have resolved to give all I have to God” is a quote from the movie Courageous, but it’s not just for the movies, this is what I have declared for my life. My life meant nothing before Christ, now I know He has a plan for me. At my church last month a group of 25 fine men including myself went through the Courageous Bible study to learn what it really means to be courageous and what we found was integrity, honesty, hard work, mercy, and grace all of which we were lacking in one way or another. This morning at church we stood up in front of the congregation to declare our RESOLUTION to God and our families, and here it is, the same one in the movie:
I DO solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children.
I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home.
I WILL be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her, and be willing to lay my life for her as Jesus Christ did for me.
I WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all their hearts, all their minds, and all their strength.
I WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly.
I WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy.
I WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion.
I WILL work diligently to provide for the needs of my family.
I WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.
I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God.
I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will.
I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory.
Even though I’m single, I went through this 4 week study so when God allows me to get married I will know how to love my wife unconditionally, unwavering, and uncompromising passionate love. I will know how to raise my children and be the spiritual leader in my house. Now, for you, WERE ARE YOU MEN OF GOD? Will you join me in THE RESOLUTION?
Thanks for reading!!!! Be Blessed!!!!!
- courageous faith (pastortimfowler.wordpress.com)
- The Book “Jesus’ Way” by Pastor David J. Bowers (Revealing the ONLY Way To Live and Love) (haroldcameron.wordpress.com)
- Courgeuos (davemumford.wordpress.com)
- Like minded leadership (pastorayres.wordpress.com)