Creating a Meaningful New Years
I love it that New Years is a time to reset. Reset my goals and priorities. It gives me a time each year to self reflect and get a “do-over”. This year we are focusing on things we desire for our family and life as we follow Christ. Here are some questions we will be asking each other.
How did we see God work in our kids in 2011?
How did we see God work in us as a couple?
As a family?
What would you like to see God do this next year?
What are some ways you desire to grow as a follower of Christ?
What are some big prayers we desire God to answer this year?
How can we serve others (school, neighborhood, friends, family, church, etc)
We also chose a family motto/verse that we will seek to follow this next year. Our motto is going to be “What needs to be done?” This is broad but it is a way for our family to be others focused and be a servant like Christ commands us to be. This could be something as simple as what needs to be done in our house, picking up toys, putting shoes away, etc. It could also be when we are out and about looking for ways to serve and impact others. Not being so caught up in our own lives that we disregard what God can do in others through us. I am excited to see how this gets developed.
I will be making a painting and placing it up in our house to remind us of our family focus.
What are some meaningful ways you enjoy New Years?