Although we wrote this song a number of years ago, its message is still relevant to God’s people today. As we come to the end of a tumultuous 2020 and look forward to the start of 2021, many people are thinking about their resolutions for the new year. This song applies verses from the Old Testament book of Judges—which speak of a different kind of resolution—to our experience as believers today.
In Judges 4, the children of Israel had been taken over by another people. The Lord delivered them from their oppression through the prophetess Deborah and the military leader Barak. In preparing for the battle that freed them, Judges 5 mentions that among the divisions of Reuben (one of the tribes of Israel) there were “great resolutions of heart” (v. 15) and “great searchings of heart” (v. 16). Many among the people of Israel “offered themselves willingly” (vv. 2, 9) to the Lord to meet the need of His people.
This challenging year has given many of us the sense that we are in the last days before the Lord’s coming. The Lord’s need and the need of His people are great. Our prayer is that as people around the world are making New Year’s resolutions, God’s people would have great resolutions in heart to consecrate themselves to Him for the accomplishment His eternal purpose.
This song is one of five tracks on our mini-album, “Showers of Blessing,” which will be available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, and many other platforms on December 31, 2020!