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Resolutions, Plans, and Goals

January 3, 2011

“… discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness.” ~ 1 Timothy 4:7

As the new year begins, many will define resolutions, establish plans, and develop goals.  Perhaps your year will be focused on one word like Sandra’s or you will participate in an ongoing Bible study like the one Stephanie is leading on her blog.  Maybe you want to invest in your marriage by joining Julie for Marriage Mondays or you have sought a Bible study plan from the many resources Kathy has on her site.  Some of you may be like Kristi and relishing what you have learned in the past year and looking forward to how God will teach in the year ahead.

No matter what  your plans, resolutions, and goals for 2011, at Scripture Dig our desire is to encourage you in spiritual growth. We want to equip you to dig into the Word of God.  And we hope to empower you with confidence as you grow.

This month, we are focusing on the classical spiritual disciplines – those practices of believers that have stood through the centuries as tools for living a vibrant disciple’s life.

Whether you long for a more consistent quiet time, want to improve your prayer life, or seek greater fellowship with other believers – no matter what your spiritual goals and longings for the coming year – learning about and incorporating the disciplines into your life will be a worthy endeavor.

Join us for a month of Digging the Disciplines!!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2011 9:32 am

    Bring it on! I’m excited to learn and grow as y’all lead us through spiritual disciplines. My word for last year was Discipline. I’m not hearing a new one yet this year, so I’m pretty sure I haven’t gotten where the Lord wants me yet. I was secretly hoping for Rest this year. 😉

  2. January 3, 2011 9:41 am

    Teri Lynne, thanks for kicking off our first topic for the new year! I’m excited to dig deep into the disciplines and discover what God has to teach us.

  3. January 3, 2011 11:14 am

    Exciting!

    Two verses quickly came to mind:

    Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go;
    even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

    Even though this verse speaks of children… to train our children, we have to train ourselves!

    And, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. These verses on training in running always help me focus on discipline of many forms.

    For me, I know I constantly need that initial training, and then seemingly endless RE-training! (Thankful that God includes grace with His training!) I’m looking forward to reading these posts!

    • January 3, 2011 3:48 pm

      Ahh yes … we all still need that training and discipline from our Father, don’t we? Thanks for sharing those verses.

  4. January 3, 2011 11:27 am

    I do enjoy your blog and have always been interested in the spiritual disciplines. Richard Foster’s book is one of my favorites. Looking forward to a great month.

    • January 3, 2011 3:48 pm

      Jean, I love Foster’s book … and have based much of this month’s foundation upon the principles and ideas he outlines. I’ll be anxious to hear your thoughts!!

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