The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,
but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
I’m not really a “New Years Resolution” guy, but I have to admit, the new year is a great time to reflect on, evaluate and correct patterns of life. And because of that, I have been thinking a lot about what 2010 has in store.
God willing, our second daughter will be born in a couple months. This will be good.
My oldest daughter will hopefully be potty-trained. And this will be very good. (Seriously, the kid can change her own diapers; it’s time to get this show on the road!)
But what do I actually want to see happen this year? What do I want to accomplish?
Some time ago, Donald Whitney offered a number of questions to be asked in prayerful reflection:
- What’s one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?
- What’s the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year?
- What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year?
- In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it?
- What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year?
- What is the most helpful new way you could strengthen your church?
- For whose salvation will you pray most fervently this year?
- What’s the most important way you will, by God’s grace, try to make this year different from last year?
- What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?
- What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in ten years? In eternity?
These are some really good questions and are worthy of a lot of thought, careful examination and planning.
I’m hopeful that it’ll be a good year. What about you?