As we approach a new year, many people will start writing down their new year’s goals. If that’s you, then this read is for you. (If that’s not you, this read is still for you.)
Goal setting helps to guide one’s focus and ultimately helps to measure progress toward success in a particular area. As mothers, we can have goals for all areas of our lives, such as spiritual, personal development, marriage, parenting, career, business, health etc.
But can I share an important spiritual goal we should accomplish in 2023? Yes, you got it—spreading the Gospel.
The Gospel is the message of God’s love expressed through the death and resurrection of Christ for the salvation of humanity from sin. Apostle Paul clearly defined the Gospel he received in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, and it is only this message of the Gospel that truly saves.
For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to [that which] the Scriptures [foretold], and that He was buried, and that He was [bodily] raised on the third day according to [that which] the Scriptures [foretold],1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (AMP)
Now, why is it so important to spread the Gospel?
The Bible tells us in 1 Timothy 2:4 that God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” And Jesus instructs us as His disciples in Mark 16:15 to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
No matter how busy life gets, you can impact people’s lives by giving them the opportunity to hear of God’s love and His power to save.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish,” so ensure you prayerfully plan how you will spread the Gospel in 2023. Get an accountability partner, use opportunities wisely and with the leading of the Holy Spirit, impact your world with the Gospel.
Remember, the Gospel is the power that saves!
I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation [from His wrath and punishment] to everyone who believes [in Christ as Savior], to the Jew first and also to the Greek.Romans 1:16 (AMP)