One thing I really appreciate about Faith Promise is the focus on resolutions and goal setting. It’s a passion of the pastor, and it has become a part of the culture of the church. From church-wide goals to personal growth plans, I find myself right at home.
In the midst of my goal setting, I realize that I am once again face to face with the Beast of Familiarity. If I’m not careful, my driven personality drags me into stale religion and rule keeping. I can read through chapters without being pulled into and overcome by the Text – without being engaged by the Personal God of the Universe.
Because of this, I’m doing a couple of things this year:
- I’m using a different Bible translation (NLT) than the one I normally read (NIV).
- I’m committing to spend more time journaling my prayers – either written or typed.
What about you? What helps you to stay focused on Christ? Is there anything new that you’re committing to for the year?