What If God Made Resolutions?
By Mike Bauml
Personally, I do not care much for making New Years resolutions. They’re much
too easy to make and much too hard to keep. The bible teaches us it is better to not make vows
at all than to make them and not keep them. We decide to lose weight, dress nicer, take better
care of ourselves, and so on. We make resolutions of all kinds and some we keep and
some we do not.
We all know that God is All Powerful and All Knowing. He is Perfect and
does not make mistakes. If there are problems, it is not because He made a mistake or His plan
for us is imperfect. Problems exist because God allows us our free will and we make the mistakes.
He has no need for resolutions but if He did, you can bet that He would keep them.
I do not believe that I can say what God is thinking or what is going on
in heaven. No one can, but just for the sake of discussion let us consider what if God made New
Psalm 90 teaches us that “a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday
when it is past.” For me this means that while for us it has been over 2000 years since Christ
was born, for God it has been only a couple of days. Imagine the following scenario.
It was a rough week in heaven. God sent us His only Son and we crucified Him.
It had to be done for us to be saved, but it probably wasn’t an easy thing for a Father to watch.
Christ comes home to Him after being raised from the dead and it’s time to celebrate and God gives
everyone the weekend off. Monday rolls around (remember 2000 years for us is a couple of days for
God), and God decides to take a look at what we have been up to. After what He sees, He decides
maybe it’s time to make some resolutions.
Millions of My children are being killed by abortion, maybe it is time to turn
all those involved in abortion back into fetuses and see how they like it. The divorce rate is
over 50 percent with families being torn apart by hatred, and children being emotionally damaged.
What ever happened to “Let no man rend asunder?” Pedophiles and child abusers are in abundance.
I know we have enough millstones for their necks and enough room in the sea for all of them. Sexual
promiscuity, perversions, and aberrations are not only rampant but are broadcast on television and
thru computers as entertainment. It is hard to believe that they do not remember what happened to
Sodom and Gomorrah. Lying, cheating, and stealing are commonplace. People murder one another for
a pocket full of change or a pair of gym shoes. People are starving and homeless and the more
fortunate pass by without a thought. My church is not one body but splintered into many factors that
fight with each other and all this through ego and vanity. Sunday rolls around and My Churches
are not filled and only a handful attend special services and feast days. Organizations exist that
defend the rights of those who do not believe in Me while prayer is banned in the schools. Maybe
it is time to start over with another flood. I have to admit that it didn’t work too well the last
time I gave them a fresh start. Maybe this time I should cut My losses and forget the whole
While we might look at things this way and respond accordingly, we are truly
blessed that God is also a forgiving God. He forgives us as we forgive each other. He asks us to
forgive even to 70 times 7. If we repent from our hearts, confess our sins, and strive to sin no
more, our slate is wiped clean. It is a good thing that God does not need to make resolutions,
because if He did we would be in big trouble. This year if we feel the need to make some New Years
Resolutions, perhaps we should pray about what God wants us to change and make our resolution based
Pssst... Hey God, if you really are considering some resolutions, the Cubs
haven’t won in almost 100 years and while that’s only a few minutes for You, it’s kind of a long time
for us down here. What’s that? You have been waiting also, but you cannot make them win because
then it wouldn’t mean anything. I should pray, not get my hopes up, and wait till next year.
Well, at least I have been doing that right.