From the day I am writing this, there are 54 days left until the end of the year. Those 54 days break down into 1 month and 24 days, or 7 weeks and 5 days, or approximately 1296 hours. It seems unreal that 2022 has passed so quickly.
As 2023 approaches us, are you doing better in your spiritual life than you were at the beginning of 2022? Most individuals I know do not make any new year’s resolutions, but they do plan on having a better year. How are you doing to have a better year?
If you are not where you want to be, how will you change the next 54 days? There are many things you can do in the next 7 weeks to grow spiritually. Allow me to offer a few suggestions:
- Fellowship with the saints – Fellowship means sharing. To share, we must be physically present. When we are present, we get to know one another. When we get to know one another, we support and encourage one another. The early church spent time each week in fellowship. (Acts 2.42; 1 John 1.3; Hebrews 10.24-25)
- Spend time in the Word – Reading and studying will increase your spiritual knowledge and create a greater desire to continue pressing forward. As Paul is noted as saying, he counted everything loss for the knowledge of Jesus (Philippians 3.10). Grow closer to Jesus through the Word. (Acts 17.11; 2 Timothy 2.15)
- Live what you believe – Tough decisions will occur, but God is able. With the knowledge we gain of God, Christ, and the Word of God, our actions will correspond with the knowledge we have gained. Consider the words of James, “… be doers of the word, and not hearers only…”
Just some thoughts,