As December closed, I challenged you to start preparing for 2013 by seeking God about an area of spiritual growth to focus on for the year:
Do you have a spiritual discipline you’re focusing on this year, or an aspect of God, a fruit of the Spirit, or a book of the Bible?
I’d love to hear from you and know what you’re studying and what God is teaching you.
A few of you shared your plan of action with me. Some of you are studying certain books, I know a few of you are studying Genesis (Me, too!), some are in Colossians, and a few of you have started your regular jaunt through the Bible in a year.
Some of you are focusing on prayer, so I’m planning to insert a few posts on prayer this month. As I told you in December, I’m studying the role and person of the Holy Spirit this year, and I’m already learning a lot; in fact, this could become a life-long study, there is no end to the depths of this! I hope to share more thoughts on the blog as I go along.
But today, I want to open up the discussion and ask you—
HOW IS IT GOING??
How are you doing now that we’re three weeks into 2013?
This is typically about the time that New Year’s Resolutions wear thin, and good intentions wear out. I want to encourage you to keep pressing in!
“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” (Galatians 6:9)
Thrown in the towel?
If you’ve already thrown in the towel, let me encourage you that today is a new day. Set aside just 15 minutes . . . FIFTEEN . . . that is not a huge commitment. But fifteen minutes of focused devotion is of eternal value.
For those of you who think you don’t have enough time to commit to being in the Word daily, please take a second to read this, this and this. Find a friend who wants to see measurable growth in her life, send this post to her, and ask if you can hold one another accountable and encourage one another in reaching some spiritual goals this year.
And I’d still like to hear from you today . . . leave a comment and let us know . . .
HOW IS IT GOING??