Sometimes a new year dawns with barely a quiet whisper, other times it arrives with a shout. This year I spent the early morning of the New Year all by myself in the study, drafting out a schedule for the next few weeks. Probably a harbinger that this new year is filled with lots of tasks ahead of me. Some which I look forward to expectantly and others I just want to procrastinate on. Just barely two days into the new year, my to-do-list is already filled to the brim. No doubt that this year will be a busy year for me.
The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to stop and get my bearings. It's so easy to move along a busy week to another without ever stopping to think about where we're heading and the direction we are taking.
Here are some questions from here (great for Christians, even some for non-Christians) for me to start with;
1. What's the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year?
2. What's the most important way you will, by God's grace, try to make this year different from last year?
3. What's habit would you most like to establish this year?
4. In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it?
5. What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year?
6. What skill do you most want to learn or improve this year?
7. For whose salvation will you pray most fervently this year?
8. What single blessing from God do you want to seek most earnestly this year?
9. What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?
10. What area of your life you most need growth, and what will you do about this year?
Some which I already have the answer and others for me to think about these couple of days. For now, I am only sure of one thing for this new year. My God is good, and has gone ahead to pronounce that 2010 is a year of Victory, a year for Increase, a year for Restoration and a Year for Favor for me and my family!
I earnestly hope you will also be filled with as much hope as I have for the year 2010.