New Years Day has just past. I usually don’t make resolutions, mostly because I can’t or won’t keep them. As a result of our small group working through the series “Guardrails” by Andy Stanley from North Point Church, I have decided I need to create a set of guardrails as my New Year’s resolution?
Guardrail definition by Andy Stanley; a personal standard of behaviour that becomes a matter of conscience for you, a warning that will bother you, informs or ignites your conscience.
Be it resolved… to establish guardrails so I don’t cross over the line into things I shouldn’t do.
- Pick a Bible Reading Plan or
- The 5 ones:
- Word – One-On-One Time I Spend With God Each Day
- Worship – One Worship Service I Attend Each Week
- Group – One Group I Attend Regularly
- Serve – One Ministry I Serve In Regularly
- Reach – One Friend I Reach For Christ
- Track every receipt for 6 months
- Watch for trends in poor spending, then adjust these
- To track all my food and snacks in order to make more healthy choices
There will be a few more to come, but these are where I will start. “Resolved, to be a better person on December 31, 2018 than I am today through prayer, Bible study, and service to my fellow man.”
Peter said, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.” 2 Peter 1:5-7
Don’t let your 2018 resolution be anything like this: My goal for 2018 is to accomplish the goals of 2017 that I should have done in 2016 because I promised in 2015 and planned in 2014. 😉