Does anything need to change?
The changes we need won’t happen by themselves!
Carefully choose your plans – Proverbs 16:9
That doesn’t mean don’t plan, but make plans with God’s direction, in His plan.
So, make a decision! Set some goals! And fully depend on God’s help to keep them!
THREE RESOLUTIONS FOR CHRISTIANS FOR EVERY YEAR
1. GET CLOSER TO GOD
Why? Hebrews 4:16 What a promise!
Matthew 11:28, Revelation 3:20, Acts 3:19
How? James 4:7-8 , 2 Chronicles 7:14
Read the Bible daily – read until something clicks
Pray 3 times a day – on waking, before sleep, and one more time – and listen!
Give fasting a try this year – food, entertainment, etc
2. GET CLOSER TO OTHER CHRISTIANS
According to Gallup’s November 2020 Health and Healthcare survey, the only demographic subgroup with an increase in the number of those who state their mental health as excellent were those who attend religious services weekly.
Matthew 18:20, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Ecclesiastes 4:12
How? – Practical steps:
Attend worship weekly
Attend a Grow Group
Connect for fellowship
Excel in hospitality – 1 Peter 4:9, Romans 12:13, 1 Timothy 5:10, Galatians 6:10, Mark 9:41
Make room for people of God to be in your life!
3. MAKE A DIFFERENCE
How? 1 Peter 4:11, 1 Timothy 4:12, Galatians 6:2, Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Corinthians 10:24
Practical steps: Look for and create opportunities!
Promise to pray for people
Set a goal for invitations to church or groups
Serve – Everyone has something awesome to do for Jesus!
Increase your giving
Rely on God and be ready to jump!