Jan 5, 2010

Welcome 2010- Thankful for 2009

It is the season to reflect, revise, renew, and goal-set.... 2010 has arrived and is in full swing around our household. I am working on setting some new goals this year for myself and our family. I look forward to writing these out so that I can have a tangeable means to review regularly. Our Pastor sent these questions out to our church body and I thought I'd share it here as well. These are great questions to ask ourselves as we enter a new year for the glory of God.

Donald Whitney: "The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to stop, look up, and get our bearings. To that end, here are some questions to ask prayerfully in the presence of God."

  1. What’s one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?
  2. What’s the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year?
  3. What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year?
  4. In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it?
  5. What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year?
  6. What is the most helpful new way you could strengthen your church?
  7. For whose salvation will you pray most fervently this year?
  8. What’s the most important way you will, by God’s grace, try to make this year different from last year?
  9. What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?
  10. What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in ten years? In eternity?

Whitney Concludes:

So let's evaluate our lives, make plans and goals, and live this new year with biblical diligence, remembering that, "The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage" (Proverbs 21:5). But in all things let's also remember our dependence on our King who said, "Apart from Me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).

"It is because of the hasty and superficial conversation with God that the sense of sin is so weak and that no motives have the power to help you to hate and flee from sin as you should.
A.W. Tozer

So we welcome you 2010! May my heart be pliable to the working of the Spirit all the days of this new year I pray.

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