Growing

It is coming very quickly – 2019.

New Year’s resolutions have gotten a bad rep because so many of us break them within a day or two of making them.  I’m a goal-oriented person so I like them……..

as long as I limit them to things I REALLY want to do.  I try to stay away from making resolutions that sound really good but I’m not really committed to making them happen.

Here’s one that I’m totally committed to continue making happen in 2019 –

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Savior, Jesus Christ.”

These are the words Peter uses to close out his second letter.  There are several other things I would like to accomplish in 2019 but this one I am definitely going to do.  And I have a plan.  Please feel free to join me in any or all of these –

*I’m going to read the entire Bible again – for the 8th year in a row.  I have found that reading the entire revelation of God feeds my soul much more than hitting various chapters or verses.  I love the chronological Bible because the natural progression through history makes more sense to me and helps me understand what God is saying.  I bought a new chronological Bible for 2019 to see a different perspective since some of the actual dating of events is not confirmed.

*I’m going to continue to memorize scripture.  My big goal is to memorize the entire book of James.  Yep, all of it.  Yep, it will take years, especially since I don’t have a good memory. It’s a God-sized task and I know he’s up for it.  So far, God has helped me memorize James 1 and most of James 2.  He constantly blesses me by speaking to me through these words that he has etched on my heart and mind.

*I’m going to continue in a women’s Bible study group that I’ve been a part of for almost 20 years.  This is a serious group which meets every Thursday of the year except for Thanksgiving.  We have homework every week.  Preparing for the study is one of the benefits of the study – it gives us extra one on one time with God.

*Last year, my husband and I moved an hour away from our old church and God hasn’t pointed out our new church home to us yet.  I’m sure he will make our new spiritual family obvious to us in 2019 and I’m looking forward to that.

I’m committed to this plan and I’m confident that God will use it to grow my faith in 2019.

What are your goals for 2019?

Do you have a plan?

Please help us be intentional in growing our faith, Abba Father. 

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