This morning I met with one of my mentors, who reminded me of the importance of daily prayer and Bible reading. He gave me a daily prayer and Bible reading calendar. I have a few goals this year.
One is to be more consistent and organized in my daily prayer and Bible reading by using the calendar my mentor gave me. Second, is that I am launching an after-school ministry through the church I intern at. I want to see this ministry help the most kids and connect them with people who care about them and love Jesus. Third, I want to start sponsoring a child through an organization like World Vision or World Relief. Lastly, I want to continue to do well in my studies at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. By the end of my spring semester I will be more than half-way finished with my Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies.
This year wasn’t the greatest for me, but I know that God has used it to form me into the person who God wants me to be. There are no guarantees this year will be better, but I do know that God is working all things for my good (Rom. 8:28) and that my identity is in Christ and I am secure in who he is making me to be. What are your goals for this year and what are you doing to see them come to fulfillment? I hope you have a great New Year!