I woke up this morning drowsy after the neighborhood’s fireworks frenzy. Honestly, these folks put on a bigger display than most larger venues in the area; our master bathroom, with a vent that obviously took in outside odors, smelled like a match for hours.
Worship was amazing. There is something about being in the Lord’s house on the first day of the year; you can almost feel the expectancy in the air. Have you ever felt as if you were in the perfect place, and in a God-moment? Have you ever felt as if, in a room full of people, God spoke a Word especially to you?
I hope to be able to share much more in the coming days about “The Blessing of Fruitfulness,” our sermon this morning. In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of resources that might be of help to those who are looking to be wildly productive this year. Acts 17:28 tells us ‘For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring,’ so if you hope to progress, you absolutely must include Him.
Bible Study Tools has several Bible reading plans that will give guidance in reading the Bible in one year. I have heard in a number of places that most people who consider themselves Christians have never read the entire Bible. Even if you are not in that category, reading passages a second, third, or thirty-third time can reveal information that wasn’t previously obvious.
I also want to mention Living Intentionally. I am still determining for myself how this works, so I don’t want to misrepresent the effort, but it looks as if it is the perfect aid to help me cement some changes that will occur over the next few weeks and months. Stay tuned, and Happy New Year’s Day!