Took some counsel for the new year from the godly David Brainerd. While I was pondering some personal plans and goals for 2009 he being dead spoke to this David.
When I really enjoy God, I feel my desires for Him the more insatiable, and my thirstings after holiness the more unquenchable...Oh, for holiness!
Oh for more of God in my soul! Oh this pleasing pain! It makes my soul press after God...
Oh, that I may feel this continual hunger, and not be retarded, but rather animated by every "cluster from Canaan", to reach forward in the narrow way, for the full enjoyment and possession of the heavenly inheritance.
Oh that I might never loiter on my heavenly journey.
If you are looking for a new year's resolution here are two:
read Brainerd's diary