In thinking about New Year’s resolutions I was reminded of this quote.  While intended to be humorous, there is some wisdom in this statement.

“Good resolutions are like babies crying in church.  They should be carried out immediately.”
(Charles Sheldon)

Careless Christians

“Here is the whole reason why many professing Christians never seem to get on; they are careless and slovenly about their private prayers.  They read their Bibles but little and with very little heartiness of spirit.  They give themselves no time for self-inquiry and quiet thought about the state of their souls.”
(J.C. Ryle)