“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family[c] in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:14-19
I love setting goals for a new year, but while building a better exercise habit or spending less money are great ideas, one thing I’ve tried to do more the last few years is really focus on how to grow my spiritual life throughout the year.
One of the best ways I’ve found to do this is to spend time reflecting and praying through a few simple questions and choosing a verse to memorize that focuses on what I want God to grow in me this coming year. The questions I reflect on are as follows:
Last year as I prayed for a more contented heart, my verse for the year was Proverbs 30:7-9. This year, I want to grow in my understanding of how much God loves me, so I’m memorizing Ephesians 3:14-19. I’m praying it over you too, that as you enter this new year, you would be rooted and grounded in God’s love and you would be filled with all the fullness of God.