Most people like to make New Year’s resolutions. These are goals for the next year. Some might want to lose weight, drop a bad habit, pick up a good habit, or maybe reconcile a relationship with a family or friend. New Year’s resolutions vary, but have the same underlying principle: I want to improve myself next year.

Christians also love making New Year’s Resolutions. So, in this blog, I will give just a few solid New Year Resolutions.

Read your Bible every day.

Making time to read God’s Word every day is one of the best spiritual disciples followers of Christ can do. It helps to reorient ourselves to God and away from sinful minds we are prone to have. However, people often claim to not have time to commit to daily Bible reading. Well, if you’re too busy for God, then you’re living your life in a wrong way.

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Reading three chapters a day will take you no more than five-ten minutes and it’ll benefit in many ways.

Consistently attend church services and become a member there.

Finding a local community to worship Jesus is vital to thriving in your Christian faith (Heb. 10:25). A local church is a place to believe and belong. We, as Christians, see tremendous growth in our faith when we consistently hear God’s Word preached and we have a body of believers to rely on, to be encouraged from, and for us to comfort them as well.

Becoming a member is key to spiritual growth because you really become committed to a church. You’ll have to committed to certain things (i.e. daily Bible reading, tithing, etc.), all of which are going to help you grow in your faith. You are no longer just part of the crowd, but becoming a member moves you into the core.

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Becoming a member helps make that happen.

Get involved in serving in your community.

One of the last New Year’s resolutions every Christian should make is getting involved in serving in your community. Galatians 5:13 says, “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

Christ freed us from slavery to sin, so that we’d be freed up to humbly serve Him and people without limitations. Find ways to serve those within your community. You’ll find that it will be rewarding in many ways. We’re created by God to serve God and serve others. We love God by how we love people. If we claim to love Jesus, yet we don’t show love to those around us, then something is not right. So, let’s find ways to serve within our community.


Again, these are just a few ideas of New Year’s resolutions for Christian. And if you’re already doing all these things, then you should keep up doing them, since it’s easy to fall out of doing them.

The new year gives us another chance to set new goals and strive to honor Jesus by letting go of sin and grabbing more of Jesus.

So, let’s set goals that bring honor to Jesus.

Jordan Kranda
Follower of Jesus. Engaged to Ariel. Church Intern. Graduate Student. Writing A Sexual Purity Book.

1 COMMENT

  1. Hi Jordan, those are good things, but not “every Christian” can do all of them. Some people are more or less homebound, and the Church needs to come to the people.

    Some local churches do, but by and large, the Church is totally missing this demographic. People don’t know what to do with people who stay ill, and for some reason the Church (as a whole: there are definitely exceptions) isn’t any better than anyone else. In some cases, it is worse, because it adds to the secular blame games “you should change how you eat/exercise/sleep” and “you should try this totally unproven but quite fantastic remedy (or occasionally this random medication)” and “you should just be stronger emotionally or quit focusing on your symptoms and you’d get better” a religious blame game “you don’t have enough/the right faith” or “there must be some sin you should repent of and then you would get better” or even “you should renounce the demon(s)”.

    While of course, God calls everyone to faith and repentance and there are some examples in the Bible of these being tied to health (as often the faith of the friend of the ill person, as the ill person themselves), there are other examples in the Bible where they are specifically said to be not.

    We live in a broken world. Illness is part of that brokenness, as is poverty.

    Only God can see the heart.

    People who have been ill for some time have typically already thought about faith, repentance, and so forth. And tried whatever remedies and self-care seemed appropriate. And if medical care is available to them (because of finances or lack of research into their condition, it may not be), they will have a doctor to advise on treatments.

    Please tell the Church. Some of the people who disappear have not changed congregations. They are too ill to attend. They may or may not have said they were ill. They may or may not look ill. (Invisible illness/disability is a thing.) They may be homebound. They may be noise-sensitive. They may be lonely. They may need help with chores and errands. Many feel abandoned, physically and spiritually, by their churches.

    This is a solvable problem.

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