Sunday, December 29, 2013

Spiritual Formation Planning and Goals

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This S.M.A.R.T. Goals Worksheet can help us think through and plan spiritual formation and discipleship goals for ourselves as we reflect on the following questions:
  • As you reflect on the last year, what growth have you seen in yourself concerning spiritual formation and discipleship?
  • As the New Year approaches, what goals do you have concerning your own spiritual formation and discipleship?

Research has shown that writing out our goals will help them come to fruition, rather than just having goals without writing them down. 
The New Year is upon us and this is a great time to set goals, to plan out and to schedule disciplines, as well as our time, in such a way that we will grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. 
Planning is important. As the old saying goes, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." Our spiritual formation is imperative and we should have a plan.
While planning and doing our part is essential, we recognize "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps (Proverbs 16:9)" and "Neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow (1 Corinthians 3:7)."

Happy New Year and may we grow in Him!