“Write the vision and make it plain that they may run and not faint…”
January: New Commitment
Recommit yourself to the things that will build up the Kingdom of God. The Bible tells us to consider our ways. There is something about our daily lives that we should enhance, add or even drop. Let us seek God this month and inquire of Him what we need to do.
February: Sacrifice Something
It may be easy to give from what is left over or do something for someone after everything you have done is complete. Sacrifice your time, energy and your resources to a higher cause or for someone other than yourself.
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12:1, 2
March: Encourage Someone
Let us this month be deliberate in looking for the good in someone and giving them an “Atta boy”. It will encourage their behavior and make you feel good as well.
April: Care For Ourselves
One may ask, “What about me?” God may respond by saying, “What about you?” God wants us to manage (or be good stewards) over the things that he has loaned us. One thing is our bodies. The Bible tells us that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Let us take care of our “temples” by being deliberate to monitor what we eat, commit to an exercise regimen, not allowing stress to overtake us, etc. We need to seek God daily on how to balance taking care of ourselves and prioritizing the needs of the Kingdom so we may be even more effective for Him and others.
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." – I Corinthians 6:19-20
May: Read the Book of Proverbs
This particular book gives sound wisdom on how we are to live
a Godly lifestyle in our practical lives.
June: Act of Kindness
Demonstrate Christ love to someone you would not typically show kindness to
and do so without expecting anything in return.
"32 And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you." – Ephesians 4:32 (AMPC)
July: Pray for someone openly
Most times people say, “Keep me in your prayers”.
Let us not (if we have the opportunity) let that them go away.
Pray for them on the spot.
August: Give financially
Here, we are not only speaking about bringing your tithes and offerings
to the storehouse (church) but also giving to someone in need.
“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35
September: Go the extra mile
This is the attitude that Christ encourages us Christians to have. The bible says that if we have it to give, do not tell our brother to go and come again. It also encourages us to do a little more than what was asked. Let us have this mindset this month to do a little more in that we may be called the children of God.
October: Walk By Faith
God tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please Him.
Let us this month, please Him by stepping out on faith as the Holy Spirit leads us without wavering.
November: Make Amends
We understand that sometimes life brings heartaches and troubles that sometimes are bought on by persons we love. Let us show the love of Christ while it is yet today and reconcile with that loved one by making contact with them. Tell them that you forgive them or ask for their forgiveness.
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. – Matthew 18:21
December: Give a Gift
Give a gift to someone who cannot give back.
The Bible says that even evil men know how to give good gifts, how much more will the Father give to those who ask. Let us be deliberate in giving to someone or an organization in need.