a Biblical thought...
All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: "Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!" (Revelation 7:11-12)
a Book thought...
Prayer is not designed as a means for us to change God. It is a time for God to change us. (p121)
a Dave thought...
Author, innovation consultant, and speaker Stephen Shapiro offers the following interesting statistics concerning New Year's resolutions:
Forty-five percent usually set New Year's Resolutions; seventeen percent infrequently set resolutions; thirty-eight percent never set resolutions
Eight percent are always successful in achieving their resolutions; nineteen percent achieve their resolutions every other year; forty-nine percent have infrequent success; twenty-four percent (one in four) never succeed and have failed on every resolution every year.
Forty-seven percent set resolutions related to self-improvement or education
Thirty-eight percent set resolutions related to weight
Thirty-four percent set resolutions related to money
Thirty-one percent set resolutions related to relationships
The younger you are, the more likely you are to achieve your resolutions (thirty-nine percent of those in their twenties achieve their resolutions every year or every other year, while less than fifteen percent of those over fifty achieve their resolutions every year or every other year)
The less happy you are, the more likely you are to set New Year's resolutions (this is especially true for those who set money-related resolutions: forty-one percent are not happy; thirty-four percent are moderately happy; twenty-five percent are happy)
There is actually no correlation between happiness and resolution setting/success (people who achieve their resolutions every year are no happier than those who do not set resolutions or who are unsuccessful in achieving them)
Just a thought.
Monday, December 28, 2009
New Year's Resolutions
a Biblical thought...