Friday, January 7, 2011

5 Uses for… The New Year

YOU – 5 Uses for… The New Year

The New Year is here and it is the time to do new things. Here are a few suggestions that you can use to do something new for the New Year.

1. Create a plan to become closer to God

         a. Bible reading

         b. Praying

         c. Journaling

         d. Attending Church

         e. Volunteering at Church

2. Set some new goals that CAN be accomplished

        a. Take your sister out for an ice cream cone

        b. Keep your room clean

        c. Cook dinner once a week for your parents and family

3. Try something new (even if it is small)

       a. Go on a trip with your family

        b. Go visit someone in the hospital or a nursing home

        c. Practice a different character trait on different days of the week

4. Stretch yourself and let God use you – Do something hard

       a. (This can be different for each one of us)

      b. Read the book Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris to learn more

5. Make an impact in someone’s life

      a. Spend a whole hour with a sibling

      b. Help your grandparents

      c. Babysit so your parents can go out

This is a starter list. Find what is different and hard and challenging for you. Ask God how He wants to use you this New Year. Have a willing heart, a heart to serve our Father. And go out and DO!!!

Share with us what you are doing. What are your plans for the New Year?

By Mandy H.

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