"I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus' name." -- Edward Mote c. 1834.
Praying for a Post
I've had a lot on my mind that last month. Please pray for me that I'll be able to write out what God has been placing on my heart. I've been listening and learning. Hopefully I'll be able to share soon.
It's a new year and another reminder of who we would like our best selves to be. What is the best version of you? Someone skinnier? Healthier? More outgoing? Disciplined?
I find it interesting that for many people the new year brings this thought to mind -
"What can I do to bring out the best version of myself?"
I'd say maybe the most impressive people are those who make no resolutions because they are always working on the best versions of themselves. Those kind of people also make me sick. ;)
On Christmas Eve, I was really challenged to stop neglecting the people and grace I already have in my life for whatever I felt was missing at the time. Sometimes we miss the grace that God has put right under our nose because we are looking for the next thing. I want to be thankful in the moment for every blessing and opportunity I already have.
From my devotions this morning:
"As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart." Proverbs 27:19 I spoke w…
I was reading in Mark today about the Lord's crucifixion. And then it hit me again - Jesus lived the most significant life ever lived and yet he only lived to 33. All around we see everyone trying to extend their days. Diets, exercise, fountains of youth, it seems like everyone is trying to live as long as they can rather than to live as meaningfully as they can.
There's nothing wrong with living a long full life, but maybe my focus should be on meaning rather than on distance.
What have been the most meaningful days in your life? What would you consider significant?