Epiphany for the New Year
January 06, 2019
The new year stretches out before us like a field beckoning us to come out and play. Who will I be in the year ahead ? What practices and habits can actually help me be the person I want to be in the coming year? Come with us on a crazy ride through dreams and fields and ice storms on New Years day that leaves us standing in silent awe before the Maker of Heaven and Earth!
spent most of my life doing neither what I ought nor what I liked .”
– C.S. Lewis in Screwtape
“Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There’s a crack in everything… but sometimes… that’s where The Light comes in…” - adapted from Leonard Cohen
in the path of your commands,
for you have set my heart free.” – Psalm 119:32
“The Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." … God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” – Hebrews 12:5-14
Today I will strive to:
· Send Time With God
· Plan for my deep duties & joys
· Do one thing for someone else
· Do one thing for myself
· Break a sweat
· Eat right
· Get enough sleep
· Invest in the ministry
What if everything else had to
fit in around these top priority appointments ?
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