Monday: Read Psalm 118:24. Think on the verse as you practice a "breath prayer." As you breathe in pray, "This is the day that the Lord has made." As you breathe out pray, "Let us rejoice and be glad in it." As you think about the start of a new year, what has you rejoicing?
Tuesday: Read Psalm 84:10. Following the psalmist's train of thought, what does time in worship in God's house top in your life? Is there anything in your life that tops time God's house in worship? Why?
Wednesday: Read 1 Chronicles 16:23. How has God acted in your life in the past year? With whom are you sharing the good news of all that He has done?
Thursday: Read Acts 5:42. Who are you praying for to come to know Jesus this year? How can we at Christ Lutheran help? (Let us know on your connection card!)
Friday: Read Joshua 24:15 and Matthew 25:40. Where did God lead you to server with His love last year? What was your experience of serving? Where might God be calling you to serve others? Whom can you invite to go with you to bring Christ's love in works and words?
Saturday: Read 1 Peter 4:1-2 and Galatians 6:9. As you look back to last year, where do you remember God giving you the strength to persevere? As you look at the year ahead, where might you need an extra measure of God's persevering Spirit?
You can GO DEEPER this week by:
- Reading the book The On-Purpose Person by Kevin W. McCarthy.
- Prepare for next week's message entitled "I Am A Child Of God" by reading Matthew 3:17.
- Start the The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan (PDF).
- Download the YouVersion Bible Application on your smartphone or tablet.