Be Like John the Baptist in 2017

What are your goals for 2017? Perhaps you have a resolution. Maybe you don’t. My goal for this year is to be more like John the Baptist. My ultimate goal is to be like Jesus, but it is good to have others inspire you to be like Jesus. How do I want to be like JTB?

1. I want to be set apart for God – John wore camel’s hair and ate locusts and wild honey. He also served in the desert. Why? To be set apart and different than all the other so called religious leaders.

2. I want to stand for the truth – John was a man who spoke the truth whether popular or not.

3. I want to serve God faithfully – John prepared the way for the Lord, baptized Jesus, and called people to repent. He was faithful till death.

4. I want to show others who Jesus is. John said, in John 3:30, “He must become greater. I must become less.” His goal in life was to point others to Jesus and not to himself.

We need more people to be like John the Baptist. Perhaps you need to be more like John too. Make these your resolutions for the New Year!

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