A new year is an appropriate time to reflect on what God has done in your life during the previous year. It is good to pause and reflect on strengths and weaknesses, progress and challenges, new goals and adjustments needed.
Often a consistent set of questions or review categories are helpful. Here is a set of questions from Don Whitney from a post, 10 Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year. I want to encourage you to read his entire post because he includes 21 extra questions (making 31) which might be useful to ask one per day for every month of this new year.
Here are his 10 questions:
- What’s one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?
- What’s the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year?
- What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year?
- In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it?
- What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year?
- What is the most helpful new way you could strengthen your church?
- For whose salvation will you pray most fervently this year?
- What’s the most important way you will, by God’s grace, try to make this year different from last year?
- What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?
- What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in ten years? In eternity?
Look and pray through this list. Talk to a friend about this list. Use the questions as you disciple others. Journal responses to the questions. I strongly encourage you to write–helps with commitment and accountability. If one of these questions especially strikes a nerve, post a Comment.
Happy New Year! May God bless and use you this year. Make disciples!
For more posts about discipleship, check out these posts:
- I-Will-Make-You Discipleship
- Disciple-Making: Where to Start
- Scripture Memorization and Disciple-Making
- Discipleship and Relational Prayer
- Disciple-Making Goals for the Year Ahead
- Materials for One-on-One Disciple-Making
- Discipleship Through Church Ministry and Programs
- New Year’s Commitment to Growth and Discipleship