Spiritual Resolutions

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IMG_0422New Years and Our Christian Walk

We’ve been talking about new year’s resolutions this month. We started with the UFO Challenge, then talked about Budgets and finally health resolutions. You can see all of those posts here.

Today I thought we’d talk about the most important resolutions of all — spiritual resolutions. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Well I suppose if we can “resolve” to finish our crafts, or be better stewards of our money, or take care of our health . . . then we can also “resolve” to nurture our spiritual life more. For example, you might commit yourself to —

  • Memorize 2 Bible verses a month
  • Read one Bible verse or passage a day
  • Allow yourself 15 minutes of quiet time each morning or evening
  • Pray for one another or for yourself

It’s easy to let our spiritual life take care of itself, sort of like my garden in the backyard. It’s winter. I don’t really need to do anything NOW do I? After all, I don’t need the garden now! However there are things that we can do in the winter for our gardens–we can plan for the next spring, order seeds or plants, cut back dead areas, clean around the base of plants. (Those of you in snow country might not be able to do those last two!) In a similar way, there are things we can do in our spiritual life to nurture and care for it.

What about you? Do you have any ideas? If so, please comment using the button next to this blog post title. Someone might need to hear what you have to say!



ps – the UFO challenge for January ends next week. Be sure to come back and post how you did, and I will draw one winner!

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4 thoughts on “Spiritual Resolutions

  1. Marsha Christenbury

    I like your ideas! I would also add to make Sunday worship service a priority. Some come to worship if they have nothing else to do that day.

  2. Patricia T

    What a lovely picture, Vannetta! I like your spiritual resolutions. I went to a funeral, recently, and the son held up his mother’s Bible. It had flags and notes, well used and worn. I have never marked in my Bible but, after that, I decided it’s okay. So, I’ve been flagging and highlighting Bible verses, with particular meaning. I want my children to seek out my Bible, read these verses and open up discussions about them.

  3. Melissa L.

    This year I have vowed to try and bring discussions of God and a devotional time into our homeschooling sessions every day. I have been trying to locate a way that my girls will learn about God but not feel overwhelmed by a sense of having to memorize the whole Bible at once. I have really enjoyed this time with them so far.

    1. Shirley Chapel

      I attend church 3 times per week. Spend about an hour in devotion s and prayers and Bible study.
      However I’m not good with memorizing Bible verses and where they are located. This is something I should do.
      One of my favorite verses of the Bible is Ephesians 2:8-9.
      This verse tells it all. It is the key to unlocking the mysteries and questions about salvation.