Making the New Year Count

We have once again started a new year.  It is hard to believe that 2007 has turned into 2008.  The usual New Year’s plan is to pay a passing thought to the change of the year but then getting lost once again in everything that today has to bring.  I think that it is especially important for us as Christians to take time to pray and evaluate what we should focus on in the new year.  This led me to reading a couple books and spending quite a bit of time looking at goals for the new year.  I decided to take the advice of a financial planner who came to speak with the staff at work to make a list of goals for the following categories for the new year: spiritual, mental, physical, social, family/personal, carrer, and financial.  I spent several days working and praying through a long list of items under each category.  This is something that ended up being a very helpful exercise in that it forced me to ask questions about who I wanted to become and what I wanted to be about in the coming year.  I think that the best thing to do today is to spend some time worshipping God for what He has done in and through us in 2007 and to take time to seek His will with regard to our priorities for 2008.