10 Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year – Pastoral Encouragment

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As we begin to settle into a new year, we would encourage you to read and consider the following questions from Donald S. Whitney (he is the author of the book that we are currently working through in Sunday School class Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life).

The following is quoted directly from an article by Donald Whitney:

10 Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year

The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to stop, look up, and get our bearings. To that end, here are some questions to ask prayerfully in the presence of God.

  1. What’s one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?
  2. What’s the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year?
  3. What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year?
  4. In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it?
  5. What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year?
  6. What is the most helpful new way you could strengthen your church?
  7. For whose salvation will you pray most fervently this year?
  8. What’s the most important way you will, by God’s grace, try to make this year different from last year?
  9. What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?
  10. What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in ten years? In eternity?

In addition to these ten questions, here are twenty-one more to help you “Consider your ways.” Think on the entire list at one sitting, or answer one question each day for a month…

If you would like to read the rest of this article and the 21 questions to help you “consider your ways,” please CLICK HERE.

In Christ alone,

Pastor Matt
Pastor George

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