Pray, Fast, Read
It is so interesting how nothing really changes tonight. The clock strikes midnight and a new year is born. We chunk the old calendar and hang up the new one (after we have transposed the important dates).
Mentally, this gives us a fresh start. This is healthy and good. I have no problems with it. I use the new calendar to refresh my goals, analyze how things went last year, read over my journals, plan out schemes for new dreams.
I commit to praying, fasting, and reading the Bible in 2008. I want everything to be laid on that foundation. I know that if my relationship with Jesus Christ is intimate, it will make me a better husband, father, teacher, lover, friend.
I am excited about your quest for intimacy with God also. How will this effect the peripheries of your life? Intimacy with God can do nothing but improve and empower you.
Posted on December 31, 2007, in Daily Word. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
on a totally different topic…
Are you working today?
Yes, I’m working…barely. I’ve been so sick the past week (starting Christmas eve) that I am kind of surprised I made it to the office at all.
yes, we missed you and Dennis!
I’m trying to work but it seems that every one I do business with is off today so I am out of here as of now.
Thanks for reminding us of the foundation we build our lives on. I once heard it said that the difference between an amateur and a professional is that the professional never forgets the basics. A professional athlete starts out by establishing a basic daily training routine that will put him into top physical condition and develop the coordination and abilities necessary for his sport. He keeps the routine every day because without it he starts downhill. The amateur does much the same thing except he is distracted by his day job and other interest and usually only works on his form right before an event. So it is with our spiritual walk. If we ever forget the basics, the cares of this life will grind us down and eventually we will only have the form of Godliness but have no power. Be a professional for God. Never forget the basics of prayer, the Word and fasting
I am working at home. Getting ready for family from Houston and Alaska.
I am fasting, reading my bible and praying more every day, starting today.
I want to be closer to my God in 08. I want a new awakening…..
Loved the words from T Bear sunday.
Welcome home Armstrongs, yous were missed.
Happy New Year Promiseland San Marcos.
Thanks. I’ve been pitiful 🙂 Dennis has a job interview this week that would be blessing for us if he is hired; much better hours. We could use some “extra” prayer for this one.
CBG, our group has been praying for Dennis’ job interview. Keep us posted.
Powerful Sunday!!!! Great reminders! I will keep up the prayer, fasting and reading and improve on them all!!!!!
Looking forward to a mighty ’08.
Yes, I did work today, cooking a 2nd Christmas meal for our family of 12. We had a great time together. Now, I am going to bed and let the new year come in alone. 🙂 See ya at the New Years’ Get Together.
I took the day off!!!! I figure people are going to be spending time with there family not getting there hair done. ( I could be wrong ) Im with you Pastor this year i want revival in my life ! A deeper relationship with Christ.
You’re so right Pastor! The flip of a calendar page brings with it a proverbial clean canvas. Starting out with a clean canvas makes me a little nervous though. I don’t want to mess it up, but it begs to be painted. We’re starting out 2008 with a month of consecration, so that each stroke of the brush will be pleasing to the Master. Have a blessed and prosperous New Year and may God grow Promiseland beyond your wildest expectations!
Okay…in light of your comments, I posted what I am resolved to do this year. Basically, I want to get back to some of the basics of Christianity…the fruit of the Spirit. I’ve been reading about it (Bible) and my feeling is it doesn’t matter what we accomplish if we haven’t extended love to others then it is nothing…I am still marinating on these things.