Every year I say that I think New Years resolutions are stupid. But every year, I do make some changes, I just choose not to call them stupid. Last year I made a resolution that I didn't share with anyone. And I'm still not going to share it because most people would think it is not much of an accomplishment. But I will share that I was able to keep that resolution all but 4 or 5 times (it was based on doing something at least once every 2 weeks). I also usually set a spiritual goal for myself. Last year it was to memorize the book of 1 John. I didn't make it. I made it through 2 1/2 chapters and then set it aside and did not pick it back up.
I like to set Scripture memory goals for myself or else I don't get anything accomplished. Every other year, Beth Moore, through her blog, does a Scripture memory challenge. I did not find this until half way through 2009 so I didn't participate, but then I did it on my own in 2010. I joined the challenge in 2011. When I saw that she was going to do it again this year, I was torn. I didn't really want to commit to it. But then I didn't set any other goal for myself. So tonight, I just decided that I would join the challenge again. 24 verses in 12 months. It is so doable. Maybe I'll use some verses from 1 John that I haven't memorized yet.
My first verse is from Genesis 15:1: After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."
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