Sir Francis Bacon once mused:
Who questions much shall learn much, and retain much.
On New Years Day I posted a set of questions to ponder at the start of the New Year. The following are 10 more questions, from Donald Whitney, to ask ourselves here at the beginning of the New Year:
- What’s the most important decision you need to make this year?
- What area of your life most needs simplifying, and what’s one way you could simplify in that area?
- What’s the most important need you feel burdened to meet this year?
- What habit would you most like to establish this year?
- Who is the person you most want to encourage this year?
- What is your most important financial goal this year, and what is the most important step you can take toward achieving it?
- What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your work life this year?
- What’s one new way you could be a blessing to your pastor (or to another who ministers to you) this year?
- What’s one thing you could do this year to enrich the spiritual legacy you will leave to your children and grandchildren?
- What book, in addition to the Bible, do you most want to read this year?
One thought on “10 More Questions for the New Year”
Been reading Radical by David Platt. I think I can relate these questions (and great questions by the way)in this way. Platt says…”Who is the object of Christianity? God loves me. Me. Christianity’s objective is Me. Therefore, when I look for a church, I look for the music that best fits me and the programs that best cater to me. When I make plans for my life and career, it is about what works for me. When I consider the house I will live in, the car I will drive, the cloths I will wear, the way I will live, I choose according to what is best for me. But this is not biblical Christianity. The message of the Bible is not “God Loves me, period, as if we were the object of our own faith. The message of the bible is “God loves me so that I might make His ways, His Salvation, His Glory and His Greatness- know among the nations.” Now God is the object of our faith, and Christianity centers around him. We are not the end of the Gospel; God is !
Ezekiel say: He saves us, not for our sake, but for the sake of His Holy name. We have received salvation so that His name will be procloaimed in all the nations!
Guess this is a long way of saying for me this year. I need to learn more and more it’s about Jesus and bring Glory to God. The answers to your questions will help when thinking about how to Glorify God in how to answer these.