Although I haven't mentioned it in a while, I'm a huge fan of lists. While I don't always accomplish what's on my list, I'm totally sold that lists help me accomplish far more than I would have otherwise. In fact, after I write this post, I'm going to go make out a detailed list for the rest of my day. I know I can squeeze mopping the kitchen floor, folding a couple loads of laundry, and other things between piano lessons.
Until Sunday, I'd never thought of making lists to make sure I'm meeting goals in my walk with the Lord. In fact, I never really thought of setting goals other than reading my Bible through in a year (call me dense or stupid, I know...). Then, David mentioned it on Sunday and I had the proverbial light bulb go off in my head. Why had I never thought of that? So I started thinking (stand back, everyone... it can be dangerous). Why not set a goal of how long I'll pray each day? Why not set a goal of how many tracts I'll pass out in a week? Why not set a goal to read my Bible more next week than I did this week? It's really not deep, I know; but to me it was a real, "Why haven't I thought of this before?" moment!
So, in case you're like me and don't carry good ideas over from your day-to-day life to your Christian walk, start thinking of ways you can do that. If there's something that really helps you accomplish your daily goals, why not try to transfer that over to your walk with the Lord and see if it can help you meet those much more important goals!
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