Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Years Resolutions

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."

1 comment:

Erika said...

I looked at that last night but was confused on how it really worked.