Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Resolution for Women

My wife is a Bible Study on Monday nights for the women of our church. When she came home last night we began talking and she asked if I would be willing to typeset a couple pages out of "The Resolution for Women" book they had been going through so that the woman of the group could print them and be able to keep them at hand.  Seeing it as a pretty easy task to handle I told her I would and in my free time, I type set it, added the verses that go with it, and laid it out for print.

While typing them out, I begin to think how powerful some of these statements could be and how I thought more people might like to have access to them as well.  They can be life changing if taken to heart and really accepted for what they are. I know I was challenged and encouraged just reading them.  So without further adieu, here they are.

(I know there are quite a lot so if you are interested in having the cleaner form that you can print, comment below and I will send them to you.)

I love the Lord my God with my whole heart, soul, and mind.
and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all  your mind, and with all your strength. –Mark 12:30

I walk by faith and not by sight.
For we walk by faith, not by sight -2 Corinthians 5:7

The Lord is on my side.  I will not fear what man can do to me.
The Lord is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me? -Psalm 118:6

I am competent not in my own abilities but because He has made me competent by His Spirit.
Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. -2 Corinthians 3:5-6

I abide in Christ, He abides in me, and I bear much fruit.
 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. -John 15:5

I have the mind of Christ; therefore I act in a way that is consistent with His actions .
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ. -1 Corinthians 2:16

He will never leave me or forsake me
 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “ I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” -Hebrews 13:5

I do not look with disdain upon my weaknesses.  I see them as opportunities for God to display His powerful strength and grace through me.
Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. -2 Corinthians 12:10

No weapon formed against me can prosper, and every tongue that rises up against me in judgment will be condemned.
No weapon that is formed against you will prosper;
And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.- Isaiah 54:17

I will be hospitable without complaint.
Be hospitable to one another without complaint. -1 Peter 4:9

I will not use my tongue to speak cursing, but rather I will speak life-giving blessings to everyone I meet and in every situation I face.
But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; 10 from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. -James 3:8-10

The Spirit indwells me, therefore I am the temple of the living God.
 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said,“ I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. -2 Corinthians 6:16

I am faithful over a few things, and I will be made ruler over many.
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ -Matthew 25:23

I humbly submit to God, and I actively resist the work of the devil, knowing he must flee from me.
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. -James 4:7

I will not give the enemy an opportunity or foothold in my life.  
and do not give the devil an opportunity. -Ephesians 4:27

The One who is in me is greater than he that is in the world.
You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. -1 John 4:4

I choose to obey the Lord and receive the prosperous abundance and blessing He will bestow on me.
 And you shall again obey the Lord, and observe all His commandments which I command you today. Then the Lord your God will prosper you abundantly in all the work of your hand, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your cattle and in the produce of your ground, for the Lord will again rejoice over you for good, just as He rejoiced over your fathers; -Deuteronomy 30:8-9
My heart keeps the commandments of God.  They will add length of days and peace to my life.
 3 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.-Proverbs 3:1-2

I walk by the Spirit and do not fulfill the desires of my flesh.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. -Galatians 5:16

I am enabled to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. -Galatians 5:22-23

The Lord guards my going out and my coming in, today and forever.
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever. -Psalm 121:8

I rejoice in the Lord whether circumstances are good or bad.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! -Philippians 4:4
I will not be afraid when I lie down, and my sleep shall be sweet.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.-Proverbs 3:24

I obtain the favor of the Lord.
A good man will obtain favor from the Lord, But He will condemn a man who devises evil. -Proverbs 12:2

The Lord is in the midst, and He sings over me with joy.
 “The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. -Zephaniah 3:17

I am the apple of my Father’s eye.
“ He found him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of His eye. -Deuteronomy 32:10

Goodness and mercy will follow me not only today but all the days of my life. Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. -Psalm 23:6

I have been made in the image and likeness of God Himself.  This is my heritage. God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. -Genesis 1:27

I have not been given the spirit of this world; rather I have the Spirit of God that I might know the mind and will of God for me.
 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, -1 Corinthians 2:12

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. -Romans 1:16

My steps have been ordained and ordered by the Lord.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Psalm 37:23

I only allow my mind to entertain what is honorable, right pure, lovely, noble, excellent, and worthy of praise
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is [a]lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, [b]dwell on these things. -Philippians 4:8

I long for the pure milk of the Word that I may grow to spiritual maturity
like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, -1 Peter 2:2

I seek peace and pursue it .
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. -Psalm 34:14

I am a necessary and useful part of the body of Christ, and I will use my spiritual gifts to edify others.
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. -1 Corinthians 12:7

I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. -2 Corinthians 5:21

I have been given victory in Christ Jesus.
 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.- 1 Corinthians 15:57

I am meek, and I will inherit the earth.
“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

I extend mercy to others, and I will in turn receive mercy.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7

I have a pure heart before God, and I expect to see His manifest presence in my life.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. -Matthew 5:8

I discipline myself for the purpose and godliness since it holds promise for the present life as well as the life to come.
for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. -1 Timothy 4:8

My ambition is to be pleasing to Him and Him alone.  
Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. -2 Corinthians 5:9

I do not judge fellow believers so that I will not bring judgment to myself. Therefore you have no excuse,  everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. -Romans 2:1

My priority is to seek first the kingdom and God’s righteousness, and I expect all needed, secondary things to be added unto me.
 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. -Matthew 6:33

I am a true worshipper.  I worship in spirit and in truth.
 But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. -John 4:23

I do not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.  He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. -Deuteronomy 8:3

Rivers of living water flow out of my inner being.
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’ -John 7:38

I have been chosen by God to bring forth fruit that shall remain.
You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. -John 15:16

I am a brand-new person. My old sin nature has passed away and everything has become new. 
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. -2 Corinthians 5:17

No matter my past, I am forgiven of my sins because of the lavishness of His grace upon me.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace -Ephesians 1:7

I have been given every spiritual blessing in heavenly places.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, -Ephesians 1:3

Because He is wounded, I am healed.
But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

In Christ, I am whole and complete, lacking nothing.
 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. -James 1:4

Whatever I ask for in prayer according to the Father’s will, I believe that I have received it.
Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. -Mark 11:24

I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation.  I am one of God’s own people.
 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;-1 Peter 2:9

I will not be afraid because I know the spirit of fear is not from Him.  He has given me a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.
 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.2 Timothy 1:7

I am not a stranger to God.  I am a citizen of God’s kingdom and a member of His household.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, -Ephesians 2:19

I have been sealed by the Holy Spirit who indwells me.  He is my pledge from the Father of my coming in heritance.
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. -Ephesians 1:13-14

I am a masterpiece created in Christ Jesus in order to walk in the good works He has prepared for me to do.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. -Ephesians 2:10

For freedom I have been made free.  I walk daily in the gifts of freedom. 
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. -Galatians 5:1

I am dead to the power of sin.
Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. -Romans6:11

I have been raised with Christ, and I sit with Him in heavenly places.
to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, -Ephesians 3:6

I am the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14 “You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; -Matthew 5:13-14

I will not fear because the Lord is my light, my salvation, and the strength of my life.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? -Psalm 27:1

The joy of the Lord is my strength.
Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” -Nehemiah 8:10

I trust completely in the lord, therefore I will be like a fruit-bearing tree that continually fins nourishment despite dry, parched weather.
“ Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord. “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit. -Jeremiah 17:7-8

No good things will the Lord withhold from me as I walk uprightly before Him.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. -Psalm 84:11

Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, and I will do the works that He did.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. -John 14:12

In Christ I have become a child of God, and I receive the blessings God has for me. He was in the beginning with God. -John 1:2,    Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. -Romans 16:17

In Christ, God has chosen me as His own and made me strong.  He has placed His mark on me.  He has placed His Spirit in my heart as a guarantee for all He has promised.  
21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, 22 who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge. -2 Corinthians 1:21-22

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13


  1. Hello, I am starting this Bible Study with the women of my church on Friday. I would love to use this to give to everyone if you dont mind sharing with me. Also, if your wife has any tips for me on getting started that would be great. Thanks Mendy email:

  2. I will talk to her and have her email you. In the mean time I will email you what I have.

  3. I would love to have a copy of this to share with some of my fellow mothers at church if you could please email it to me, I would greatly appreciate it as I know the other mothers would also! email: Thank you so much! God Bless!

  4. I am starting a Bible Study on Wednesday nights with some fellow co workers. I think this is what we are looking for. Could you please email me with any information to start with. my email is

    thank you so much....