I have found that, in order for me to have any hope of meeting those goals, they must be simple and specific. Therefore, I have limited myself to just a few goals in four specific areas: spiritual, personal, physical and financial.
Today I'll share my spiritual goals for 2010. There is a degree of vulnerability and accountability in sharing these with you that I hope will give me more determination to make them a reality. I hope to give updates at the end of each month as to how I'm doing in each area.
- Keep a prayer journal. I have done this sporadically in the past, but want to be committed this year to writing down individual prayer requests and noting when they are answered. This will be a continuing testimony of God's faithfulness, not only for my encouragement, but also to share with our children.
- Read one spiritual book a month. Besides my daily Bible reading, I want to select one book a month that will encourage and strengthen me in my spiritual walk.
- Make spiritual music in the home a priority. This is something I started working on recently and I want to continue it in the new year. Having cd's or Christian radio stations playing Godly, uplifting music can set a positive tone for my whole family.
- Look for an opportunity each month to bless someone. Once a month is a pretty low standard, but I have to start somewhere! This will look different each month and may often be done anonymously. It may be fixing a meal for someone in need, giving financially or sending a note or gift of encouragement.
Visit Run the Earth, Watch the Sky to read how others seek to grow spiritually this year.