Happy New Year to my Faithful Friends!
First of all I want to announce the winner of the Jesus Calling Devotional Bible:
Congratulations to Laureen!
I want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to leave a comment, follow, like and connect. Honestly, I was so blessed to receive this Bible, but just felt it needed to be shared, as I have received so much from my blog experience this year and have enjoyed getting to know so many faithful bloggers, and new friends in this wonderful, new world!
I also wanted to share an excellent resource by Don Whitney from
The Center For Biblical Spirituality which I have used
the past few years to contemplate the year ahead in a biblical and practical fashion.
or On Your Birthday
By Don Whitney
Once, when the people of God had become careless in their relationship with
Him, the Lord rebuked them through the prophet Haggai.
“Consider your ways!” (Haggai 1:5) he declared,
urging them to reflect on some of the things
happening to them, and to evaluate their slipshod spirituality
in light of what God had told them.
Even those most faithful to God occasionally need to pause and think
about the direction of their lives.
It’s so easy to bump along from one busy
week to another without ever stopping to ponder
where we’re going and where
we should be going.
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?
In addition to these ten questions,
here are twenty-one more to help you
“Consider your ways.”
Think on the entire list at one sitting, or answer one
question each day for a month. Just Click Here for more!