A New Year to Get in Agreement with God

January 5, 2010 by  
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When the ball drops at midnight, millions of us make promises.  We swear that this will be the year we will quit smoking, lose 50 pounds, write that novel, get out of debt, eat healthy,  take that dream vacation along with other New Year Resolutions.  Memberships skyrocket in gyms all over the country.

By March of each year, the gyms are empty again.  These promises are too easy to make, and too easy to fail to keep.  We fail to follow through, in part, because we set these lofty goals, and we don’t get organized.  Goals are difficult to achieve if we don’t make a plan.  Failing to plan is planning to fail, right?

What if this was your year to get right with God?  This year, don’t just say it – make a plan.

Baby steps get you where you where you need to go.  So, what might those baby steps be?  It depends on where you are in your walk with God.  If you feel like you’re about a mile off the path, consider simply stepping onto the path.  The easiest way to do this is to simply pray.  You don’t need a form prayer; you don’t need to “know how to pray.”  Just simply talk to God, as if He were your friend.  Maybe make a resolution to spend five minutes a day talking to God.  This could be done on your commute to work, or in the shower, or when you walk the dog.  Or, make a commitment to begin each day in prayer.  After you hit the snooze button, spend the next few minutes talking to God, as you prepare to face your day.

If you already pray regularly, consider aiming your resolution at the Bible.  Many people resolve to read the Bible in a year.  This is an achievable goal, if you go at it with a plan.  Divide the Bible into 365 sections.  There are many books, devotionals, and websites to help you do this.  Or, you could simply resolve to spend 5 minutes, or 30 minutes, in the Word each day.  Promise yourself that you will read one chapter every morning, or one chapter each night, before you go to bed.

Maybe you feel that your walk with God is lacking in service?  If that is the case, vow to spend more of your time in service to others, and therefore in service to God.  Find a volunteer organization, or speak to a pastor about where your gifts could be best used.  Ephesians 2:10 tells us that we are God’s workmanship, that we are created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Maybe this is your year to find out what it is that God has prepared for you to do.

Maybe you feel convicted to get right with God financially?  If this is the case, vow to give a percentage of your budget back to God.  Maybe there’s something in your life that is standing between you and God?  Maybe this is the right time to get rid of that something.

Whatever you choose to do, take baby steps.  God doesn’t want you to fail at your walk with Him, so He will help you, if you open yourself up to His help, and ask Him for it.  Ask Him to point you in the right direction and then to guide your (baby) steps.

Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”  Make this your year.  Make this God’s year.  It is never too late to get in agreement with your Lord.  God will give you the strength you need to follow through. Get in agreement with God and make this year your best ever.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith. Copyright ©  2009 by Robert Moment. All rights reserved. You may forward this article in its entirety to anyone you wish.