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December 31, 2015

New Year Thoughts


As the year draws to a close, I often think about a focus for the coming year. This years I simply want to do what God is speaking to me, to follow through with his direction, to move forward. So often we say one thing and do another missing the opportunities God gives us to grow closer to him. The key is to adopt a pattern of learning and living, to make our normal approach to hear and do the Word. This is why the spiritual disciplines are key. I don't trust myself to maintain this new normal, so I must submit to the disciplines. It's the everyday deeds that keeps the darkness at bay (sorry, had to quote from the Hobbit). Are we willing to set out on an adventure? Are we willing to leave the old live and set out for all God has in store for those he loves? That's what 2016 holds for me.