New Year’s Resolution: make Jesus a priority.
How often has that been on your resolution list? If you are like many Christian women
it’s been there many times, if not every time.
By February (if not January 2nd) it’s the kind of resolution that nags and brings guilt. You remind yourself that there’s still 10 months (or 11, or 12) to get back on track. But schedules, routines, health issues, work and exhaustion pile up. Before you know it, it’s time to make another New Year’s resolution and back on the list it goes.
We want to make Jesus a priority. But how? Here are some ideas.
If you are a list lover, make
or download a Bible reading plan. Every day you can check off what you’ve read.
You can get yourself an audio Bible.If you have an iPod or access to iTunes, then this part is so easy! D
ownload an audio Bible in your favo rite translation and have that playing while you cook dinner, drive to/from work, or while you exercise. Filling your mind with God’s Word will benefit you in so many ways, and will make it easier for you to memorize Scripture.
When you open up your computer for the first time every day, before you check your email and
before you fire up your internet browser, why not open a Word doc and type a note as a prayer to Jesus. Spend some quiet time before Him, writing to Him or listening for Him before you get going on your work. Those five minutes will make a difference throughout your day and will h elp you make Jesus a priority. Set aside at least 1 hour a week in one sitting. Use it to spend time reading and memorizing the Bible, praying, journaling and waiting quietly in His presence. Jesus can be a priority. We need to make the time and effort. Soon those efforts will become life-giving and won’t seem like work. We grow to look forward to time spent in His presence once we’ve established the habit.
What will you do to make Jesus a priority this year? What suggestions, tips and ideas can you share with me?
Carla Anne Coroy
Carla’s post is our first in a year long series called Jesus Is. In 2012 join us as we delve deep into the Bible and learn more about Jesus, our Savior. If MMCW is an encouragement to you, forward this email, post on Facebook, tweet, and even ‘pin’ to Pinterest. Together let’s share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone we know!