The last days of 2018 sped by like the final squares on a roll of toilet paper. In considering the New Year, my prayer is that I’ll manage my life instead of arbitrary influences controlling me. After the holidays, I have lots of things that need to be corralled—including sweets, spending, and schedules!
Interruptions and temptations to address the immediate at the expense of the important fill every stage of life. Someone posted a meme that said good habits are as easy to make and keep as bad ones. I don’t buy it! Bad habits come by default. Good ones take effort.
Jesus’ words to His Father on the night of His betrayal intrigue and challenge me: “I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave me to do” (John 17:4 NIV).
How could He say this? Think of all those who had not yet heard His message. What about all those who were sick and hadn’t been healed? Notice, He did not say all the work was completed but that He had finished the work His Father had given Him to do. There is a difference.
At the end of my life I want to know I brought glory to my Father by doing His will. For that to happen I must guard my daily focus like a mother bear protects her cubs.Continue Reading