What about your spiritual life? Is it good? Is it comforting and satisfying? Is it fulfilling and rewarding? Are you where you want to be spiritually? Do you truly experience “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding” (Phlp. 4:7). Are you confident of your eternal destiny?
These are far more profound considerations, with much more far reaching consequences, than those previously mentioned. Once again, most of us would probably like for our spiritual lives to be better than they are. We’d like to be stronger spiritually. Most of us would probably like to be more spiritually in tune with what God wants us to be, how He wants us to live, more focused. We’d probably like to have greater knowledge of what the Bible teaches.
So, what are you going to do? As you come to the end of another year and look forward to yet another, will you simply wish you could be stronger spiritually? Will you put it out of your mind and let another year go by without any real spiritual growth? Or will you make up your mind to refocus your spiritual life- to be at every worship service and Bible class possible, to read your Bible regularly, to pray to God throughout the day every day, to look for ways through which you can actively serve God and be involved in the work and activities of the church? What will you do?
This is a great time to refocus spiritually. Make a commitment today to work on developing your spiritual life, beginning today, throughout this coming year. Stop looking for excuses to miss church services. Commit to reading the Bible through this year- just three chapters a day most days will do it. You’ll be amazed and thrilled at how much you’ll learn. Make time to pray several times every day. Seek out ways in which you can be involved in the work and activities of the church. Purposefully focus on your spiritual life every day. Determine that your life will be directed and governed by spiritual values first. Try this approach to life for one year, and see if next year at this time you don’t feel better about where your life is...