1). You need to begin January with a commitment to daily read the Bible. Answer these questions:
- Will you read the Bible on your phone or read a physical Bible?
- Will you read the entire Bible in 2022?
- Will you follow a Bible reading plan?
- Will you listen to the Bible on a podcast?
2). You should commit to pray over a weekly prayer list. If you know of someone who doesn’t know the Lord, make a commitment to pray that person to Christ in 2022. Write their name down in your Bible – pray for your pastor, your church, your Sunday School class – God listens when His people call upon Him. Prayer is access to God.
3). Begin looking at your network as a mission field. You go to work, to school, the doctor, the grocery store, the gym, the family who lives above you, the salon – the people you regularly see and speak to – invite them to church, ask how you can pray for them, shift your conversations from college football to the Lord. Evangelism is telling a lost person you know about Christ. God wants people saved in 2022.
4). Commit to a Sunday School class or small group. Sunday School is your spiritual connection to like-minded believers. You connect to people who are in the same stage of life as you – your closest friends should attend with you in Sunday School – they’re the friends you text at 1 a.m. for prayer – your children should likewise be with others in small group. Christians who connect in a group are more committed to their church. Being fully devoted to a Bible-believing church is God’s plan for His people. For those who've fallen away from church, 2022 should be a rededication to weekly worship.
5). Remove the clutter – sinful compromises towards other things in your life should disappear in order for you to commit to reading the Bible, prayer, evangelism, and attending worship. Many Christians aren’t able to make spiritual changes because of busy clutter – social media, TV, hobbies, even church work – harmless things that don’t allow time for spiritual growth. You’re doing things God hasn’t assigned you to do – you need to get rid of good things to become godly.
5 spiritual changes for you in 2022 – commit to reading your Bible, commit to a dedicated prayer life, commit to leading others to Christ, commit to your church, and commit to removing the clutter that prevents the first four changes.
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