Personally, I love the beginning of a new year. I like to take this time of year to clean out a few things in my life. I believe that is a biblical principle. Here’s a verse that I think supports my thought.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
This time of year is a wonderful opportunity for self reflection. So ask your self these questions:
- What do you want to do to serve others?
- How can I be more of a blessing to my neighbors?
- What do my neighbors need from me?
- What can I do to be a better Bible student?
- How can I ramp up my prayer life this year?
- What do I need to do to be more involved in the work of the church?
- How can I be more responsible with my money so that I can give more away to those in need?
- Who can I mentor?
- Who can I talk to to get encouragement when I am down?
- What do I need to do to be more consistent in my worship attendance?
- How can I reach out to my family and mend relationships that have been troubled?
- Is there anything the church needs me to do to help spread the word more effectively in my neighborhood?
- How can I allocate my time and energy better to set aside ample time to read and study God’s word?
- Who needs me to check on them to encourage and lift them up out of a pit?
- How can I be a better version of myself to reflect Jesus more?
Take today to walk your mind through these questions and see how the new year can bring about new things for you!
I love you,