Thursday, January 3, 2013

This Week @ Twin Cities Church - A New Year

Hey Everyone,

We’re beginning a new year together, and I am eager to see what God is going to do in me. I sure know from looking at my missteps last year that I have a long way to go. How about you? I had dinner with some friends on New Year’s Day, and for a while we talked about the questions I had posed in last week’s blast. The conversation was so stimulating that I felt it would be good to rattle some more cages so I’m going to repeat it this week.

I want to ask you to take a few moments to look back at 2012 for some honest evaluation and reflection. Did you accomplish what you intended? Did you meet your goals and expectations? One way to tackle this is to consider your year in categories: Spiritual, Financial, Relational, Physical, Mental and Emotional. As you reflect, be honest. You might even want to ask someone close to you for some help.

As we begin 2013, will you take those same categories and set some specific, reasonable and measurable goals? Spiritually, you might decide to carry on the habits you started in our 40 Days In The Word emphasis by reading the Bible each day this year. Relationally, you might consider spending time to go deeper with one person of the same gender for purposes of connection and accountability. Physically, you may want to exercise or eat healthier foods. It could be that, emotionally, you need to take a step of courage and call a counselor to deal with some stuff that is keeping you from being all God intends. Financially, you might want to get a grip on your spending. Mentally, this might be the year you want to learn something new, maybe even take a college course or finish your degree. I think it would be a good thing to set a goal in each of these areas.

Time goes quickly and life speeds by. You want to make sure to end 2013 knowing you took wise steps to improve your walk with God, relationships with others, energy and conditioning levels, financial stewardship, knowledge and emotional stability.

Setting goals for a new year,

Pastor Ron

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