The week after Christmas is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Work slows down just enough to allow for some dreaming to occur. New Year’s Day is just around the corner to provide the best natural restart. Anything is possible. So why not dream big?
During this last week of the year I become giddy as a child waiting for Santa. January 1st is the day I can start using my new planner. The blank pages contained within it scream to be filled with new hopes and dreams. They wait with great anticipation to record the adventures during the new year. Oh the joy is uncontainable!
Remember those habits you want to change or start doing? Why not start new on January 1st? Those projects you have been meaning to start? Start them once the ball drops in Times Square.
It’s almost like hitting the refresh button but only for your life!
As a disciple (follower) of Jesus Christ we are given our own “refresh” button each morning. Every morning brings a new beginning in the Lord. Regardless of how far we think we strayed from God we can turn back to Him and receive His grace and forgiveness. We get to out again serving the Lord with our whole selves. It’s like every morning is January 1st.
If you are not a follower of Jesus yet today is your own “refresh” day. Surrender your self to Him and watch the great things God will show you. Don’t fear if you think you don’t know “enough”. Have a willing heart to learn. Connect with other disciples and do life and ministry together. Serve together and watch the Holy Spirit sow seeds of faith.
The beauty of the Christian faith journey is grace. One is not required to be perfect. A humble heart that is willing to serve is what God seeks. The questions we have we can ask and watch how God answers them. Stress is relieved because we know God’s in control. We can enjoy the ride.
As you take time this week ask God to help you hit the “refresh” button. See what plans God has for you. Be open to new possibilities, different perspectives. If one day takes you away from Him know that each day you can hit the refresh button and start anew.
Dream the big dreams God has for you.
Enjoy the adventure.
Each morning hit the refresh button and serve with a humble heart.
This Week’s Challenge
Take a blank piece of paper and dream how God is equipping you to serve this you. Post it to your social media and share throughout the year the fun adventures God has for you.