Starting Anew

As we come to the [beginning of a new] year, it’s time to look ahead and set goals for the New Year. Remember that the Apostle Paul said,

Philippians 3:13,14

"Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.".

We can’t ride the wave of past successes nor dwell on past failures. Christians must always look ahead, planning for spiritual growth, growth of the kingdom and looking towards our final heavenly reward.

So what would be some worthy goals for the coming year? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Increase Your Faith - Luke 17:5-10

  • Read the Bible Every Day - Acts 17:11

  • Make Church Attendance a Priority - Hebrews 10:24-25

  • Be More Constant in Prayer - 1 Thessalonians 5:17

  • Improve Your Example - 1 Timothy 4:12

  • Make Godly Living a Family Priority - Ephesians 6:1-4

  • Tame Your Anger - Ephesians 4:26

  • Practice Pure & Undefiled Religion - James 1:27

Jay Launius
Maud church of Christ
Maud, Texas