We’re well into January 2014, and I’m still in the anticipation mode. How about you? I’m looking forward with excitement to the New Year. But I’m asking myself how best to approach this brand new year.
I’ve learned from experience that New Year’s Resolutions don’t work so well for me. Neither does a “word for the year”. No matter how inspired I feel at the time, it seems by Valentine’s Day I’ve already forgotten them. The spirit is willing…
Nevertheless, reading my bible this morning I came across a phrase that really captured my attention—doing the will of God from the heart. I asked God to help me make that my prayer of intention. I wrote it on an index card so I could read it often. Somehow that seems to work for me.
Not with eye service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men. Ephesians 6:6-7
And I read somewhere the other day the astute observation that if we prayed more we would have more reasons to rejoice.
As it usually does, this Scripture set me on a search for more Scriptures and some reflection and meditation on how to go about “doing the will of God from the heart.”
So here are the inspired words of the apostle Paul that I’ll leave you with today.
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
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