“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8 ESV
This verse quite struck me. Whatever I do to help my body or my habits has far less value than anything I do that grows my relationship with God or grows me in love. Thusly, I’m going to be making sure I involve more spiritual goals from now on!
- Memorize Scripture: I don’t do this and I know I should. So I’m going to start. Back when I did Awanas. how ever many years ago that was, I would memorize the verses I needed that day and forget them the day after. That is NOT what I am going for with goal. I want the scripture I’m dedicating myself to to be with me in my heart all my days. To achieve this, I’m picking quality over quantity and aspiring for one verse a week. The first verse I’m going with will help me remember why what I’m doing is so very important: “I have stored up Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You” Psalm 119:11 ESV.
- Promptness: The song of the little white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland should be my theme song. It’s terrible. It seems that no matter how much earlier I awaken, I’m still five or more minutes late. So, to take this one step at a time, for the specifics of this goal, I aspire to be five minutes early to every single jazz band rehearsal. This goal might break me.
- K-LOVE Radio 30 Day Challenge: The Challenge is to listen to nothing but Christian music for 30 days, or in this case, I’m making it the month of April. I feel much more encouraged, uplifted, and inspired after listening to Christian music, and I’ve done this challenge before. I really liked how great I felt from so simple a thing, and so I really want to try it again, with no cheating. Obviously there are some circumstances I cannot control, like Prom, the Sock Hop, et cetra, but for all the times I’m in control of music, I want it to be the kind that proclaims Truth!
I’ll check back in later t let you know how these go, but for now, thanks for reading!
Music Pairing: To go along with the K-Love challenge, here’s my main Christian music playlist!