What do you believe that God wants you to accomplish this year? I have been thinking a lot about this myself. I know that there are things that I could be doing for God but I volunteer myself to being distracted. Distractions take up time. Time that could be productive doing something that is more kingdom focused. What does that mean?
For example: Instead of spending two hours watching TV on an evening, I could use that time just as well for my personal spiritual growth or spending time with my little boy or spending time with my wife.
My wife and I have decided that we will read books together and we will talk about what we have read in the Scriptures. I think one of the best things a husband can do for his wife and family is to daily pray for them.
I have heard many times that God prepares you for what He has prepared for you. I believe that is true. I believe that God has caused changes in my life and grown me closer to Him in the past few years because He has something for me to accomplish. I am praying that 2011 will be the year that I am able to accomplish what God has called me to do.
May you be blessed this year. May you resolve to follow hard after God and let nothing stand in your way of your pursuit of Him this year. Take up your cross, die to your self, kill sin, imitate Christ.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17