We are only eleven days into this new year, yet it seems like the freshness of a new year is already disappearing. Before any more days flip over on my desk calendar, I want to let you know what I will be up to this year. It has become my commitment at the beginning of every new year to decide what I will be doing to make progress in my Christian walk that year. So I often share my goals here at Joy In The Truth for the purpose of accountability. If I put it out there for friends to see, it helps me stay authentically on track.
Recently I read this in “Dear Sister” by Gisela Yohannan, and I wholeheartedly agree!
So here is my commitment for 2013. Feel free to stop by unexpectedly and see how I am doing! I welcome your loving, gentle, steady accountability.
I will be reading the New Testament through in 2013. I have read the entire Bible through in one year twice. With other studies I am doing this year, I knew just doing the New Testament was best for this year. Here is a great link for Bible reading plans. It is never too late to start!!
My boss gave me this devotional by Charles Spurgeon, which I actually began in October 2012. So I will be finishing it January – September 2013.
You can read it here also: http://www.spurgeon.org/fcb/fcb-bod.htm
I am reading a wonderful book “Dear Sister” by Gisela Yohannan (wife of K.P. Yohannan, President of Gospel For Asia). Gisela’s honest and loving encouragement to Christian women is amazing!
For the next 6 weeks I am doing the “Faithful, Abundant, True” Bible study by Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore (what a line-up!). I am very excited to dig deep into God’s Word through this study.
Last, but certainly not least, I will be reading this challenging and encouraging Unglued 60-Day Devotional by my friend Lysa. Lysa’s honest and consistent pursuit of holiness is shared in her down-to-earth girlfriend style in this call-to-action devotional.