Have at least 1 date with each of my favorite people (if they will go)
Financial Goal of the Month – Failed
Track the money I spend and evaluate areas where I can conserve
Learn Something New Goal of the Month — Failed
Read / Listen to a book
Spiritual Goal of the Month – Failed Minus Minus
30 Days with Spurgeon
Charles Spurgeon was one of the greatest Bible scholars of all times and I found his devotional guide extremely boring. New could get on track, missed a bunch of days, and can’t stand the KJV of the Bible. Here are the ones I did read:
Here’s a summary of my May 2010 Goals results:
May 2, 2010
1 Chron. 29:10-13
All that is in heaven and in earth is Yours. —1 Chronicles 29:11
When all you have is God, you have all you need
May 3, 2010
Words—Do They Matter?
If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. —James 1:26
What we say reveals who we are.
May 4, 2010
That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend . . . the love of Christ which passes knowledge. —Ephesians 3:17-19
May 5, 2010
Letting God Choose
Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan. —Genesis 13:11
May 6, 2010
God Has Time For You
This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. —Psalm 34:6
May 7, 2010
Becoming Inclined To God
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus. —Colossians 3:17
Duty alone is drudgery; duty with love is delight.
May 8, 2010
A full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge. —Ruth 2:12
They truly love who show their love. —Shakespeare
May 9, 2010
When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” —John 19:26
God bless my mother; all I am or hope to be I owe to her. —Abraham Lincoln
May 10, 2010
A Little Piece Of Heaven
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? —1 Corinthians 3:16
A Christian who is willing to do little things for others can do great things for the Lord.
May 11, 2010
. . . not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. —Ephesians 6:6
No matter who your boss is, you are really working for God.
May 12, 2010
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. —1 Peter 4:10
Teamwork divides the effort and multiplies the effect.
May 13, 2010
Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share. —1 Timothy 6:18
Getting gratifies, but sharing satisfies.
May 16, 2010
The promise of heaven is our eternal hope.
May 18, 2010
Triumphing Over Giants
1 Samuel 17:33-50
The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine. —1 Samuel 17:37
God gives us courage to challenge our giants.
May 20, 2010
A Worthy Offering
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. —Genesis 4:7
God won’t refuse a heart that is surrendered to Him.
May 24, 2010
Bring Them To Jesus
Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. —Mark 10:14
God has great concern for little children.
May 25, 2010
Do you want to be made well? —John 5:6
Only Jesus can give wholeness to a broken life.
May 27, 2010
Garlic And Sapphires
If you show partiality, you commit sin. —James 2:9
God lets us into His fellowship. Who are we to keep others out?
May 28, 2010
Our Times— His Hands
“You are my God.” My times are in Your hand. —Psalm 31:14-15
Our times are in God’s hands; our souls are in His keeping.
May 30, 2010
What Does It Take?
Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest. —Exodus 23:12
If we do not come apart and rest awhile, we may just plain come apart. —Havner
May 31, 2010
Remember The Sacrifice
1 Cor. 11:23-34
Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me. —1 Corinthians 11:24
Remembering Christ’s death for us should cause us to live for Him.
STOP Complaining, Criticizing, Condemning, & Judging — Check! Failed!
Obviously I was aiming at eliminating my Complaining, Criticizing, Condemning, & Judging by 100%, but that didn’t happen. So I failed. However, I believe most of the time when I said negative things, God convicted me and most often I stopped right away. A lot of times, I was convicted before the first word came out of my mouth.
Home Improvement (work on front yard) — Check! Failed!
ING Half Marathon — Check!
Achieved a new PR of 1:52:18
31 Days of My Utmost for His Highest — Check!
March 31, 2010 – Heedfulness or Hypocrisy in Ourselves?
If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death —1 John 5:16
March 30, 2010 – Holiness or Hardness Toward God?
He . . . wondered that there was no intercessor . . . —Isaiah 59:16
March 29, 2010 – Our Lord’s Surprise Visits
You also be ready . . . —Luke 12:40
March 28, 2010 – Isn’t There Some Misunderstanding?
Let us go to Judea again.’ The disciples said to Him, ’. . . are You going there again? —John 11:7-8
March 27, 2010 – Spiritual Vision Through Personal Purity (2)
Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place . . . —Revelation 4:1
March 26, 2010 – Spiritual Vision Through Personal Purity (1)
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God —Matthew 5:8
March 25, 2010 – Maintaining the Proper Relationship
. . . the friend of the bridegroom . . . —John 3:29
March 24, 2010 – Decreasing for His Purpose
He must increase, but I must decrease —John 3:30
March 23, 2010 – Am I Carnally Minded?
Where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal . . . ? —1 Corinthians 3:3
March 22, 2010 – The Burning Heart
Did not our heart burn within us . . . ? —Luke 24:32
March 21, 2010 – Identified or Simply Interested?
I have been crucified with Christ . . . —Galatians 2:20
March 20, 2010 – Friendship with God
Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing . . . ? —Genesis 18:17
March 19, 2010 – Abraham’s Life of Faith
He went out, not knowing where he was going —Hebrews 11:8
March 18, 2010 – Will I Bring Myself Up to This Level?
. . . perfecting holiness in the fear of God —2 Corinthians 7:1
March 17, 2010 – The Servant’s Primary Goal
We make it our aim . . . to be well pleasing to Him —2 Corinthians 5:9
March 16, 2010 – The Master Will Judge
We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ . . . —2 Corinthians 5:10
March 15, 2010 – The Discipline of Dismay
As they followed they were afraid —Mark 10:32
March 14, 2010 – Yielding
. . . you are that one’s slaves whom you obey . . . —Romans 6:16
March 13, 2010 – God’s Total Surrender to Us
For God so loved the world that He gave . . . —John 3:16
March 12, 2010 – Total Surrender
Peter began to say to Him, ’See, we have left all and followed You’ —Mark 10:28
March 11, 2010 – Obedience to the “Heavenly Visit”
I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision —Acts 26:19
March 10, 2010 – Being an Example of His Message
Preach the word! —2 Timothy 4:2
March 9, 2010 – Turning Back or Walking with Jesus?
Do you also want to go away? —John 6:67
March 8, 2010 – The Surrendered Life
I have been crucified with Christ . . . —Galatians 2:20
March 7, 2010 – The Source of Abundant Joy
In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us —Romans 8:37
March 6, 2010 – Taking the Next Step
. . . in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses —2 Corinthians 6:4
March 5, 2010 – Is He Really My Lord?
. . . so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus . . . —Acts 20:24
March 4, 2010 – Is This True of Me?
None of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself . . . —Acts 20:24
March 3, 2010 – His Commission to Us
Feed My sheep —John 21:17
March 2, 2010 – Have You Felt the Pain Inflicted by the Lord?
He said to him the third time, ’. . . do you love Me?’ —John 21:17
March 1, 2010 – The Piercing Question
Do you love Me? —John 21:17
I forgot to post the results of my goals for February. Here’s a quick summary:
That’s it. More to come in March!