/ Nathan Eshelman

I Resolve That...

In my Bible reading: 

Pick a Bible reading plan and personal goals for Bible reading for the new year. Choose the time of day that you will do your reading. 

Choose a verse to memorize from the psalm that corresponds with your age in 2020 (for example, I turn 43 in 2020, so I will choose from the 43rd psalm):

A New Testament verse on which you will meditate as your spiritual theme throughout the year:

For families: Commit to family worship/reading when you sit down to breakfast and dinner (or another acceptable time). Ask another family in your church to ask you about your family worship at least once a month.

In the reading of Christian literature: 

A recently published spiritual book that you hope to read in the new year:

A Reformation era or Puritan theological book that you hope to read for 2020:

An ancient or medieval theological book that you hope to read in 2020:

If you don’t know of any, ask people for recommendations from spriritually-minded friends.

In my Christian growth:

What providence from 2019 will influence your growth for 2020? How so? What did you learn from that providence?

What Christian discipline have you been hoping to increase in (prayer, fasting, meditation, etc)? What steps can aid in that growth for the new year?

Ask a friend to be a partner in sharing answered prayer. When prayers are answered, send a text, email, or phone call to give thanks (This will help you to be more mindful of your prayer life.).

Choose four days for fasting for the new year (one per quarter) and write them on your calendar now. If you cannot do a 24 hour fast, do a 12 hour fast on those days.

Recommit to the second service (pm worship) at your church. If your church does not have one, sit down and write  a letter requesting one.

Commit to having people from church into your home at least once a month for hospitality.

Nathan Eshelman

Nathan Eshelman

Pastor in Orlando, studied at Puritan Reformed Theological & Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminaries. One of the chambermen on the podcast The Jerusalem Chamber. Married to Lydia with 5 children.

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