January is resolution time. Yet, most of the time I drift back to old habits quickly. My word of the year and diet plan are buried under a mountain of clutter on my desk. I begin to despair that this year will not be any different than last year.
As a Christ follower, I might be missing the point. I never change myself by myself. Jesus changes me through a mysterious process that involves the Holy Spirit, His Word, other believers and me.
So what if I spent more time on decluttering my time with the Lord so I can participate in the changes He has in store for me this year?
These tips don’t promise a stellar, earth-shattering daily encounter with the Living God.
Most relationships thrive on the patterns we build daily.
I create a space where we can meet by sweeping out the things that distract from my time with God.
God doesn’t fear your doubt or reject you because of your doubt. We invite you to journey with a God who embraces you as you doubt.
As the mother of small children, I nursed a familiar feeling of dread each morning. I found time early in the morning to be alone with God. Somehow, my discipline became an exercise in making myself worthy of entering God’s presence. One day, God interrupted my efforts.
Christians tend to fear doubt because they believe doubt is a road-block to deep faith. The truth is that doubt often leads to faith.
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