Finish the task

Tonight in our Bible reading group we talked about finishing what we start — as in resolutions and plans for the year. From Ecc 7.8 we went to 2 Cor 8.1-12 and especially verse 11, where Paul told the saints in that city to finish the task. Planning is good — God does it. And he finishes his plans. (Remember Jesus: “It is finished!”)

Focus question: How can we make our resolutions and plans so as to guarantee, as far as lies within us, their success?

One suggestion is to write them down. Another is to set down as many details as possible.

What suggestion do you have to answer the question above?

Decisions so far

Some decisions made so far this year:

  • Use a real Bullet Journal. Last year, for lack of option, I used a regular agenda and tried to make it into a BuJo. It worked fair to middling.
  • Read Ed Mathews “Plow New Ground” for my daily devotionals.
  • Keep using my old TiddlyWiki for digital notes, prayers, ideas, and articles, rather than starting with a new one.
  • Started a list of books to read. Am reading the first on the list.
  • Preach a series on “What We Know” to start out the year.
  • Make 2018 the year of the Holy Spirit.

There’ll be more decisions to come soon.