Mondays are like a reset button for me. I can begin fresh with a new week, new ideas and new goals. Before I begin any of these "new" things I begin with my thoughts on my Bible Study. Aside from my Bible reading I enjoy reading a good book. Presently, I am reading Good to Great in God's Eyes: 10 Practices Great Christians Have in Common by Chip Ingram. To tell you that I have been reading this for over a month and am just now getting to the second chapter is even a surprise for me! Mr. Ingram writes in a manner that invites you to come along on a journey to see yourself in a new light.
Ingram walks you through ten life changing practices. The first chapter dealt with thinking good thoughts. It took me over a month of prayer and study just to digest all that was included in that chapter. There were many life application ideas as well. Today I began chapter two: Read Great Books. While Ingram lists books that were life changing for him, you and I may come up with a completely different list. As a homeschool mom, a wife and even being a woman may define or lead you to find books specific to you and your life.
So this week I am building my book list of books I want to read. I have a list on this blog of books I am currently reading. Yet, I wanted to make a list of books to read. And then set a GOAL to read so many books or a specific amount of time each and every week. Chip Ingram asks an interesting question: What things in my life can I replace with reading great books that strengthen my walk with the Lord?
So are you a list maker or a goal setter? Not everyone works well with lists. Lists can be motivators or defeat your good intentions. Set a goal for this week. My goal is to be more creative this week!