My Prayer for the New Year: Introduction
"I remember when..."
I love it when someone starts a sentence that way. When I'm listening to my grandparents talk about when they were kids, or when my parents were kids, or just simply reminiscing about a time in their life that they loved. What's better than considering old memories? What's better than considering the lessons learned through those memories?
I love listening to old stories, but I think there's also a real danger for the Christian in relying on old stories. There's danger in looking back and seeing what great and grand thing God did in the past and thinking that God is done doing great and grand things in your present.
This is a brand new year that we are entering into. That means that we're looking ahead to the great and grand things God will do in, through, and around us. Are you ready? Are you ready to experience what you have never experienced before? Are you ready to grow in areas that you've been stagnant in?
This is a year to grow, not a year to become complacent or stagnant in our faith. As I considered this new year, I felt led to begin the year with prayer. I want this year to be different than previous years. I want God's leading to be evident in every area of my life. In order for this to happen, I need to be leaning into His presence. I need to be listening for His voice and swiftly moving in the direction of His leading.
I also felt God leading me to consider and pray through the fruits of the Spirit. If you're not sure what the fruits of the spirit are, I encourage you to read Galatians 5:22-23.
Over the next nine days, we will journey through each of the fruits of the Spirit. We'll consider what each one means and how we might apply them to our lives. This is one journey that you don't want to miss out on! I am so excited to begin this journey with you!