Christmas has come and gone. Another year is nearing its end. It is time to reflect on your life of 2023. I recently wrote a letter to the church I am currently serving about this topic. I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions, but I do believe it is a good time to reflect on the previous year and to make plans for improvement for the coming year. After all, there is always room for improvement. That statement is never truer than in our spiritual walk.
Consider the following three ways to strengthen your spiritual walk in 2024.
1. Spend more time with God throughout the week. Whether it is more time reading, contemplating, and praying scripture, or finding new ways to serve Him in your community. What will you challenge yourself to do to spend more time with God in 2024?
2. Commit to be more faithful in attendance to your church and true worship to God Almighty. Faithful worship and Bible study attendance will honor God and draw you closer to Him and His will for your life. Did you know that by your attendance at worship services and other events at church, you encourage others and help them to worship?
3. Invite others to join you in worship and service at and through your church. More than 85% of people surveyed say they began attending church because a friend invited them. Ask God for a renewed enthusiasm in your life about worship and you will find yourself inviting others.
In Ephesians 1:4-5 the Apostle Paul writes, “for He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love, He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for himself, according to his favor and will,”
Will you join me in praying scripture as we reflect on our spiritual walk? “Thank you God Almighty, for you chose me before you formed the world. You chose me to be holy and blameless in Your sight. I cannot be either of those without you. In Love, you made a plan for me to be adopted through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, according to your favor and will. Thank you for choosing me. May I serve earnestly in 2024, drawing nearer to you, growing stronger in you. In your precious Son’s name, Amen.”
May your reflections on 2023 strengthen your resolve for greater service to God in 2024.