Many of us set New Year’s resolutions as a result of where we were last year and where we hope to be a year from now. While resolutions about exterior things like health and wellness and finances are good, consider setting a New Year’s resolution that can affect the trajectory of your spiritual growth. We have three goals we hope for you during this new year:
– Spend fifteen minutes, five days a week, reading God’s Word. We believe God’s word is living and active and has the power through the Holy Spirit to transform us.*
– End each of day with God. Prayer that invites God into our actions, our feelings, our disappointments and our joys also prompts us to depend on him for the things that are out of our control, and remember his devotion to us.
– Rest. We believe that one of the best ways you can live differently than your neighbors in the Bay Area is designate time for Sabbath rest – even if you are not tired! By setting aside time to rest, our hearts are forced to remember that God orchestrates our time and our priorities, the world does not.
To help you get started, we have curated three excellent resources to strengthen your spiritual discipline while spending time with God:
- "Spiritual Disciplines & Evangelism" Bible reading plan on YouVersion
- "Convergence: Spiritual Practices" video series on RightNow Media*
- "Enjoying Jesus – 12 Experiences that Will Draw You Closer" video series on RightNow Media*
*We've made RightNow Media available for free to every New Norther. To make your free account, click here.