Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year Resolutions

Happy 2009!

Well, it's a new year and time to reflect on the past year and make some new goals/resolutions. It seems like I set lofty goals each year and then by the second week of January, they are nearly forgotten! I have been thinking about how God does not want us to be failures and wants us to have victory in our lives. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. We need to rely on Him to help us to conquer areas of our lives that we need to work on. I have also been thinking about how (James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.) applies to the goals I have set for this year. If I know that I should read my Bible, eat healthy, etc. and I don't, then it is sin.

This year I am going to stay accountable to my blog readers. On the side of my blog will be a "2009 goals" section and I will post each day how I am doing. I am hoping that by keeping them in the forefront of my mind I will be more likely to work on meeting them.

Here are the goals:

1. Read the Bible through this year.--I will let you know if I am staying on track.

2. Spend time in prayer. (More than 10 minutes)

3. Exercise (20 min. +)five times a week--I will list each week how many times I've exercised.

4. Eat Healthy--I will let you know how many times I have cheated each week.

5. Spend at least 15 minutes a day picking up/cleaning my house.

6. Guard my tongue.

7. Memorize three verses a week. (Will let you know each day if I worked on them)

8. Be better about sending cards/remembering birthdays!!!! (Will let you know if I planned/got the card ready.)

3 comments:

AmyG said...

Great goals!!

Horse767 said...

Let me know what verses you are memorizing, maybe I can learn 1 a week.

Becky said...

I am currently memorizing Psalm 91--I review them every day with my Bible reading and have printed them off, put them in a plastic sleeve and taped them to the shower wall. :o) This week I am working on verses 3-6