It’s no surprise that the majority of American’s New Year’s Resolutions deal with fitness and weight control. However, “enjoying life to the fullest” and “spending more time with family and friends” are other resolutions that aren’t far behind. These two tend to go together because research is showing that living a full life involves connections with friends and family. The problem is that our culture and technology are moving us away from true connections, and replacing them with momentary technological interactions through cell phones and social media. It now takes real effort and intentionality to truly connect with people in a meaningful way.
Aren’t we glad that God’s efforts to connect with us are more meaningful than a text message? Remember that His design is for us to stay connected with Him in a meaningful way. Perhaps our 2016 resolutions could focus on spending time with friends and should start with communicating with the “Friend of Sinners”, God, and do it “live and in-person.”

Scott Sanford
EXECUTIVE PASTOR (STEWARDSHIP AND OPERATIONS)
Scott Sanford