With a new year finally upon us, now is certainly a wonderful time to renew our relationship with God. There are various great ways to reconnect with our sense of faith, charity, and hope: Whether we’re watching a Christian movie with family members, listening to sacred music, or volunteering within our community, here are just a few great goals to set in 2021.
Read a Christian Book
A great way to renew your bond with Jesus is to read stories with Christian elements. There are many excellent Christian books to choose from: For example, both “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien and “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis were written from a Christian perspective. They’re also some of the most exciting narratives ever written.
Of course, nothing helps us renew our relationship with God, quite like reading scripture. For some people, reading scripture is a daily activity that can promote feelings of well-being and confidence. The beginning of a new year is a great time to create a routine for reading scripture.
Talk With Your Pastor
A discussion about faith with a pastor is often a genuinely moving experience; however, you don’t have to limit your discussions with your pastor to matters of faith. A good pastor will address concerns about life that you may have and counsel you about your options. These experiences can be significant and thought-provoking.
Volunteer in Your Community
When you boil them down to their essence, Jesus’s teachings are primarily about helping other people. Indeed, we are closest to God when we help people within our communities. Now is a great time to help others: Not only will you improve the lives of those around you, but you’ll also feel great and improve your mood.
Join a Church Group
When you have important questions about faith on your mind, sometimes waiting until Sunday to attend a church meeting won’t do. Church groups are great places to meet new people, learn new things, and renew your faith during the week. Church-based book and movie clubs are particularly fun organizations to get involved with!
Listen to Christian Music
Nowadays, Christian music is written in various styles; there is something for everyone. Fans of genres like country and rock can find plenty of great bands and solo artists to listen to online; for more soothing music, try seeking out great sacred pieces by composers like Mozart and J.S. Bach.