Our time here on earth is a pilgrimage. All of our days are meant to be filled with the “abundant life” Jesus promises in John 10:10. We just celebrated the Christmas season where we looked back at Christ’s birth. We recently ended a sermon series called The End where we looked ahead to Christ’s future return to earth. As we begin a New Year we need to look around to discover Christ’s work in our midst now.
Our journey with God is a day by day adventure. God is at work all around us inviting us to join Him. God has more for you and your life than you could ever imagine. When we are close to God we will experience the relationship and abundant life we were created for.
May I ask you a question? How do you intend to stretch and grow spiritually in 2009? Our relationship with God is the most important relationship anyone of us will ever have. It is essential for us to be near to God in order to hear and follow Him every day of our lives.
Here’s an ancient prayer we can use as a guide as we begin 2009…
- Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being. We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget You, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.