I just typed “2014” in the Title line, and it felt a little strange. I mean, for 365 days I unwittingly wrote 2013 any time the year was required. And just like that, it is gone. 2013 has given way to 2014, and for many of us that means a fresh start for this or for that reason. We diet, budget, plan, and dream at the onset of a fresh year.
But do we ever consider the faith regimen of our lives? The age-old quote, splattered on many a gym teacher’s office wall hangings, holds true, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten.” From year to year, the one thing that often seems to change the least (or at least be at the bottom of the priority barrel) is our faith. Sure we grow, but do we strive for growth? Do we seek truth out and let it guide our lives or do we treat it more like the lottery–maybe I’ll get lucky?
On Thursday, we’ll look at some basic faith resolutions we could add to our lives. It won’t be ground-breaking stuff, but it could, in a year’s time, prove life-changing nonetheless.
Be sure to RSVP today for this, our first Faith Forum of a new year.
CS Lewis said this, “To love you as I should, I must worship God as Creator. When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. In so far as I learn to love my earthly dearest at the expense of God and instead of God, I shall be moving towards the state in which I shall not love my earthly dearest at all. When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased.”
What if we sought to put first things first this year? How would our lives–and the second things in them–grow and change and deepen?