We’re about a month and a half into 2018, so it feels like the perfect time to talk about New Years resolutions. Did you make them? Did you keep them? No judgment here – apparently only about 8% of people keep the resolutions that they make on January 1st. (Yikes!)
This year, I took a different approach. I chose a single word for the year – “boldness” – and set a single goal: to write something for one hour each week that no one will read. It’s been therapeutic and revealing, a practice of scavenging around in my soul for words to describe my experiences. Knowing that these words are just for me has been a safety net, letting me dig deep and put language to my pain, my hurt, and my hope. Full disclosure: we’re only six weeks in, and I’ve already missed a week – but those other five have been so worth it, so I’m soldiering on.
Whatever your resolutions and whatever your success rate, there is one habit that’s certainly worth developing in 2018: reading the Bible. It’s why I love this little corner of the internet, the opportunity to explore God’s word in a way that’s real, relevant, and engaging. And a few weeks into the year is a great time to revitalize our commitment to reading Scripture. That’s why we’re starting a new, seven-day study through Colossians.
Colossians a small book in the New Testament, nestled between Paul’s letter to the Philippians and to the Thessalonians. It’s only four chapters, but it’s full of encouragement, hope, and wisdom. If you can commit ten minutes each day, you can do this study – we’ll read a few verses, go through a short devotional, and then finish with prayer. Every post is live by 5 a.m., and you can even have them delivered straight to your inbox. Think of it this way – if you commit ten minutes a day to reading the Bible next week, you’ll have spent over an hour in God’s Word by the end of the week – and that’s an investment worth making.
Will you join us? Invite a friend, and I’ll see you Sunday morning.