Our 30 days have come to a close. If you're anything like me, you're one part relieved and one part wanting more time!
The beauty of these bite-sized goals and month-long challenges is that you can always begin anew. Take some time to conduct an honest evaluation - really dig deep into your struggles and work to unearth your inner reasons for the challenges you encountered.
My self-evaluation targeted some issues that I need to work on: getting a solid night's sleep, and creating an outline for my writing projects. Rather than let this discourage me, I will use the next few weeks to think through how I can work improvements and modifications into my life. Remember - there's no condemnation here, just evaluation and goal-setting.
Keep in mind, this process of becoming is intended to take a lifetime. So exhale and relax into the process.
Perfect tension exists in the unconditional love Jesus has for us, and His desire to to work within us to make us holy and fit temples for His Spirit. It's a beautiful truth that encourages and uplifts while it challenges and remakes us.
Thank you so much for joining me this past month! I've appreciated your comradery and wish you all the best as you continue to grow and improve your life.
Go in peace, friends.
TODAY'S BIBLE READINGS
... carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right in the center of God's love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!
Jude 1:20-21 MSG
... take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. Put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the devil throws your way.
... are more than words. Learn how to apply them. God's word is an indispensable weapon. Prayer is essential.
Ephesians 6: 10, 11, 13-18 MSG (selected passages)
Relax, everything is going to be alright. Rest, everything Is coming together. Open your hearts, love is on the way.
(Jude 1:2 MSG)
"We want to live well, but our foremost efforts should be to help others live well."
(1 Corinthians 10:24b MSG)