Several weeks ago I posed a challenge to let our 2015 New Year’s Resolutions be focused more on spiritual matters as opposed to physical (although I still need to lose some weight). Hopefully you were able to take some time and reflect on your heart/spiritual condition of 2014 and come up with some areas to improve in next year. Here are a couple areas we might all be able to consider.
Be a spiritual leader: Author Doug Wilson, author of reforming marriage wrote “A man may not be a vocational theologian, but in his home, he needs to be the resident theologian.” Is this an area you could improve in this upcoming year? If you’re not sure, ask your wife and kids.
Lead with humility: Men may be called by God to lead their wives, but our leadership should be selfless. Philippians 2:3 says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Put this verse into practice and it will solve 95 percent of the issues you face.
Be a godly, courageous man: First Corinthians 16:13 gives a clear definition of biblical masculinity: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.” Before we can be godly husbands, we must be men of courage. Wrapped up in that definition of what it means to be a man is the idea of courage, with the the essence of courage being to have such a great fear of God that you fear nothing else.
Ideally, we’d each live a life where everyday we sincerely desire to be a more godly man than we were the day before. There is nothing wrong though with committing to make significant changes at the start of a new year…. so will you? The above 3 are areas that I’ve come to understand that I can improve in. Feel free to use them as well or develop your own. Blessed is Best!!
Shared by Chad Hellenthal