I have a new goal for this year that is inspired by the writings of A.W. Tozer and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Goal : Doing everything unto Him.
Quotes from Tozer's "The Pursuit of God" will help more than an explanation:
All based on: 1 Corinthians 10:31 - "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.".
"Paul's exhortation to 'do all to the glory of God' is more than pious idealism. It is an integral part of the sacred revelation...It opens before us the possibility of making every act of our lives contribute to the glory of God...To say this is not to bring all acts down to one dead level; it is rather to lift every act up into a living kingdom and turn the whole life into a sacrament."
"We must practice living to the glory of God, actually and determinedly...Let us believe that God is in all our simple deeds and learn to find Him there."
"Paul's sewing of tents was not equal to his writing of an Epistle to the Romans, but both were accepted of God and both were true acts of worship...It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it. The motive is everything."
In the coming months and years of my life may I cultivate a life of hearing His voice, responding, and doing everything I do unto Him, for His glory...Amen.