When you make resolutions about your life , remember: you are your brother’s keeper; you are your sister’s keeper. You’re a watchman. And where God has placed you, God has placed you on purpose. Watchmen stand in the middle to communicate, to see, to defend. An intercessor stands in the middle on behalf of somebody else.
What is some of the stuff you need to leave behind as you begin the new year? What can you drop off your weary, bending back to make your trek into the New Year a bit easier and far more meaningful?
“What if you do something different this New Year? Instead of setting goals for yourself with your own questions, what if you sit with Jesus’ questions, look at yourself long and hard in the mirror, and allow his questions to shape and guide you into this next year? What if you trade your resolutions for Jesus’ questions?”
God wanted them to know that even though they were suffering, they were not forsaken. God wanted the people of Israel to understand that the hardship they were experiencing would not be the end of them. God wanted to give them a fresh start, a new beginning in their life, a relaunch, so to speak. By telling them, “forget the former things,” God was saying, “it is time to move on.”
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” - Matthew 5:6 The proper appetite is required to…
Every day matters.
Close your eyes and imagine God turning towards you. What do you see? What might God see?
Peter has been around long enough to know what it means to love Jesus. It involves abiding in, remaining in his love.
A single question has the ability to stop you dead in your tracks, pierce your heart, or propel you towards uncharted territory.
This is what happens when we employ shibboleths. We don’t engage in critical thinking, we don’t assume the value of the other person, and we don’t speak with kindness to or about those outside the boundaries of our groups.