By Tim Chester, The Gospel Coalition.
What’s your new year’s resolution going to be?
There’s nothing wrong with resolutions. A young Jonathan Edwards famously made a list of 70.
Most of our resolutions are aimed at changing certain things about ourselves. Here are 10 questions to ask of resolutions (whatever time of year they’re made) to ensure we’re being gospel-centered in our approach to change.
1. How would you like to change?
We all have things about ourselves we’d like to change. God, too, has a big agenda for change in our lives. We were created in his image to reflect his glory. When we rejected him, though, that image was broken. Enter Jesus—the true image of God who perfectly reflects God’s glory.
God wants us to become like Jesus—to be “glory-reflectors”—so he recreates us in his image.