Sunday Seven

Sunday, December 18, 2022

1 • I hope to live in a world where every tragedy doesn't apply to our personal agendas. A world where we pray for the victim and the family and friends who truly will live daily with the void of that person. Raising awareness of issues is okay as long as we don't take advantage of someone else's suffering to fulfill our personal agendas.

2 • I can look back at this year with regret. I can also look forward and see that God is doing a new thing. Here's what Isaiah 43:19 (ESV) says: "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."

3 • Total forgiveness has allowed me to free myself from hurts, regrets, and especially, things I can't understand. Following God's word in obedience leads to a fulfilled life.

4 • I reminded myself that this is the busiest time of the year for us. It is okay not to have all my ducks in a roll. Now that things are slowing down, I've been able to get back to my regular routine. Giving myself mercy is a good year.

5 • I'm so grateful for this year in fitness. I'm growing, learning, and doing things I couldn't do before. I'm stronger. I'm grateful.

6 • Connecting with God first thing in the morning is essential. Prayer is not religion. Prayer is a necessary form of communication between Creator and creation before the day truly starts. I find wisdom, grace, and help. I'm thankful for the privilege of prayer. 

7 • Christmas is about Christ. I'm grateful God sent Him to us.