With another year starting up, I have been contemplating and praying about how to manage my life in better alignment with God’s Word. While a new decade is upon us, I am more concerned about the year ahead. Better yet, I need to build my faith day-by-day.
Last year, I kept three key words close to my heart:
While I have been successful in managing my pre-diabetic condition, and my family has been a true blessing in so many ways, I still feel there is room for growth in my faith.
In reading Scripture, Jesus is always connected to us. At the same time, there is a need to reshape my daily habits by reading God’s Word with a deeper understanding and to be more consistent in prayer.
From John 15:1-2: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.”
- God prunes and shapes.
- Bear more fruit by sharpening my faith.
From John 15:11: “I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.”
- Christ’s joy resides in me.
- He keeps my cup overflowing with joy.
- I will abide in the Father and the Son.
My mother (she will turn 82 this month) reminds me to make each day precious.
With faith at the forefront of my agenda for 2020, I will use a phrase to better emphasize keeping my faith on track and growing.
- “Sharpen My Focus”
With God’s guidance, this Grace-driven foundation will consistently build up my spiritual energy.