For many people there new years resolutions included things like losing weight, getting healthy, or to stop smoking. My new years resolution is to heal myself by growing my relationship with God. He is alway here with me no matter what happens. And I know that there is no greater love then the love that is given by God himself. I am new to the bible, it was never forced onto me as a kid, and my parents didn’t care about religion much.

I am here to tell you as someone who has never been spiritual before that it feels good to believe in a higher power. Yes, I am not a super christian person, but I can still practice my faith and grow my love deeper with god.

Since 2024 is a new a new year I picked bible versus to study that had a theme of new beginnings. If you wish to subscribe to my blog you can do so here.

Here’s a series of Bible study prompts for January, focused on the theme of new beginnings:

Week 1: Creation and New Beginnings

  • Day 1: Genesis 1:1-5 – Reflect on the act of creation. How does the concept of God creating something out of nothing inspire you as you start your new beginning?
  • Day 2: Isaiah 43:18-19 – Consider God’s promise of doing a new thing. What ‘new thing’ do you hope for in your life?
  • Day 3: 2 Corinthians 5:17 – What does being a ‘new creation’ mean to you? Identify aspects of your life that you would like renewed.
  • Day 4: Ephesians 4:22-24 – Reflect on the concept of putting off the old self and embracing the new self. What old habits or thoughts do you want to leave behind?
  • Day 5: Revelation 21:1-5 – Envision the ‘new heaven and new earth’. How does this promise of renewal give you hope?
  • Day 6: Group Discussion/Reflection – Share insights from this week’s study and discuss the personal significance of new beginnings.

Week 2: Leadership and Guidance

  • Day 1: Exodus 13:21-22 – Reflect on how God guided the Israelites. How do you seek God’s guidance in your own life?
  • Day 2: Psalm 32:8 – Consider God’s promise of instruction and guidance. What decisions do you need guidance on at this time?
  • Day 3: Proverbs 3:5-6 – Discuss trusting in the Lord rather than your own understanding. How does this apply to a new beginning you are facing?
  • Day 4: Jeremiah 29:11 – Reflect on God’s plans of hope and a future. How does this reassure you about your own future?
  • Day 5: John 16:13 – Consider the role of the Holy Spirit as a guide. How do you listen for and discern the Spirit’s guidance?
  • Day 6: Group Discussion/Reflection – Discuss how you have experienced or hope to experience God’s guidance in your new beginnings.

Week 3: Overcoming Challenges

  • Day 1: Joshua 1:9 – Reflect on God’s command to be strong and courageous. What fears do you need to overcome in your new beginning?
  • Day 2: Psalm 46:1-3 – Discuss finding refuge in God amidst turmoil. Share a time when you found strength in God during a challenge.
  • Day 3: Romans 8:28 – How do you interpret ‘all things working together for good’ in the context of your own challenges?
  • Day 4: Philippians 4:13 – Share how Christ gives you strength in difficult times. What challenge are you currently facing where you need this strength?
  • Day 5: James 1:2-4 – Reflect on the testing of your faith producing perseverance. Share a personal experience of growth through challenges.
  • Day 6: Group Discussion/Reflection – Share insights on overcoming challenges and how these experiences can shape new beginnings.

Week 4: Faith and Trust in God

  • Day 1: Psalm 23 – Reflect on the Lord as your shepherd. How does this Psalm illustrate faith and trust in God?
  • Day 2: Proverbs 16:3 – Discuss committing your work to the Lord. How does this apply to your goals and plans?
  • Day 3: Matthew 6:25-34 – Reflect on not worrying about tomorrow. What worries do you need to surrender to God?
  • Day 4: Hebrews 11:1 – Define faith in your own words. Share an instance where you’ve seen faith at work in your life.
  • Day 5: 1 Peter 5:7 – Discuss casting all your anxieties on God. What anxieties do you need to let go of?
  • Day 6: Group Discussion/Reflection – Share how faith and trust in God have been part of your journey of new beginnings.

Each prompt is designed to encourage deep personal reflection and group discussion, fostering a greater understanding and application of biblical principles to the theme of new beginnings.

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