Twenty-Ten... The Year When...
What kind of person do you want to be this year? Do you have any plans for how to become that person? Do you want to ‘pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness’ (1Timothy 6:11)? If this is your desire, then why not take this opportunity – a new year – to set yourself some goals.
We cannot become more like Christ just by wanting it! Developing attributes and the fruits of the spirit is hard work, requiring time, effort and prayer. But you will be much better off for planning how to reach these goals than for just vaguely trying to accomplish them. As a man I know says, ‘You will get more done by planning, than you will by not planning’. I urge you to think about what you plan to do for God this year, so that you can look back and say, ‘Look how God used me in 2010’.
Don’t waste another year of your youth! We haven’t got the time to plod through this period of our lives. We should be considering what manner of persons we ought to be (2 Peter 3:11). Youth is a gift that will be taken from us one day; we have to think of what we plan to do about serving God now. In 2010.
Are you stuck for practical ways to grow spiritually this year? One thing that will benefit you greatly (and I speak to myself here just as much to you reading this) is trying to read the whole Bible in a year. There are numerous reading lists, some in chronological order and others that give you the chapters divided for each day. Another idea is to pray through the well-known book Operation World, which gives the facts and prayer points of different countries, one for each day of the year. Or you could try and read through a Christian biography each month of 2010. Simple things like this will aid your spiritual life tremendously. Whatever aims you want to accomplish this year, I encourage you to pray for God’s help and strength to fulfil them and then go and do great things for Him this year.
What do you plan to do for God in 2010?
By Elspeth McLachlan
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