New Year’s resolutions are believed to have begun several thousand years ago in Babylon. Even though Pottery originated in Egypt with bottles, jars and jugs, it was the Babylonians who made clay bricks and tiles with glossy layers of glaze, often decorated in several colors.
If you are one of the 45% of people who make New Year’s resolutions, now is a good time to stay firm. Only two thirds of resolutions are maintained past three weeks, which is the time it reportedly takes to create a habit. Yet, half of all resolutions made will be kept beyond six months.
The top resolutions are to lose weight, get organized and spend less, save more. Also popular are read the Bible and pray more often.
What all these resolutions have in common is that people are seeking to transform their lives into something better, more useful and beautiful.
When a potter picks up a lump of clay that is what happens too. Everyone can be shaped into an object of art, especially, if they submit their lives to the Master Potter, God.
2 Corinthians 2:15 says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
There is nothing magical about a date on the calendar. Every day is a new beginning. Resolve to be with Jesus Christ.