How to Develop Your Christian Faith

Step Three - Service

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Depending on “where you are” in life, will depend on what you choose to do. Notice, I did not say what you can do. Life is all about choices. You are not too young to serve our Lord nor is there a retirement option in scripture. So wherever you are in life, choose how you will serve Christ. Of course, you should ask Him first. Believe me, He will reveal Himself to you when you ask!

Here are a few ideas:

1.                          Call those who have been absent in your Sunday school class. Check on them and let them know they are missed.

2.                          Write to people who need encouragement.

3.                          Visit people who need encouragement: shut-ins, the sick, those in nursing homes, etc.

4.                          Share the gospel with someone every day or every week.

5.                          Help someone you see struggling: offer to babysit (for free), clean their house, help in the yard, etc.

6.                          Talk to visitors at Church to make them feel welcome.

7.                          Ask around and see if there is a need for a ministry at Church: serve in the nursery, learn to help in the multimedia, join the choir, etc.

8.                          Invite a friend(s) to come to Church with you. Be a friend to someone.

9.                          Make a card or gift item for someone hurting. Give it “just because you care”.

10.                      Pray daily asking the Holy Spirit to show you a need that you can fill that day. Hang on, ‘cause He will!

Commit to doing something for the kingdom! YOU CAN!!

“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”  Galatians 6:9

Blessings to you on your journey.


Put Your Dreams and Goals Before You

Photo by Brooke Lark

Photo by Brooke Lark

Good Monday morning to you this first day of 2018!

Well, here we are at the beginning of a new year.  It always feels like the slate is clean and it’s time to plan dreams and goals for this year.  So what are your dreams and goals for 2018?  Are you starting something new? Do you have big plans?  I do.

Let me mention just a few of my dreams and goals for 2018.

1.      Advance my writing – specifically growing my blog audience

2.      Complete 2 books and publish them

3.      Minimalize my house for next year’s move

4.      Finish reading the Bible all the way through

Notice, I did not say “resolution”, I said dreams and goals.  A few years ago I started making vision boards.  The first year I did it I was blown away be all the things that actually happened.  NO, I don’t think the stars aligned to make my dreams come true that year.  What I noticed is that with the vision board front and center, I thought about my goals daily and I did something to work for them. 

Habakkuk 2:2 says,  And the Lord answered me:

“Write the vision;

make it plain on tablets,

so he may run who reads it.”

Setting my 2018 dreams and goals in front of me help me see the written vision made plain so I might run to it. That’s what a vision board does for me.  I like to use this rather than resolutions in a notebook. 

Everyone knows that most resolutions end before the month of January does.  So why waste your time making resolutions.  Why not set your dreams and goals before you in a way that you can plainly see them and then run toward your dreams and goals.

If you want to accomplish your goals, 

1. put them in front of you so you can see them every day

2. make them measurable

3. and make them realistic but with just a little stretch.

May your 2018 dreams and goals come true!  I know they can with some prayer and hard work.

Happy New Year!