When Autumn comes around, I always start to prepare to start new things. New Bible Studies, new school year, new prospects are on my mind. I LOVE this time of the year! I always get so energized!
It is such a busy time, that many find themselves overwhelmed, but not me! This time of year gets my ‘creative juices’ flowing! I love the cooler evenings, the fog in the mornings, and the cool breezes returning. I love the changing of the colors and the time as a family rooting on our favorite football teams.
Many people set new resolutions with the start of a new calendar year. My year starts with the academic year. I am dreaming of new beginnings and moving forward with passion. It is all about living intentionally and on purpose.
Do you routinely re-focus on your priorities? This is a good habit to get into. Placing our focus on the end zone, the prize at the end of the race will keep us on target to reaching our goals.
The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27,
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” (esv)
Many of you may know that I am on a weight loss journey. It has taken years for me to get to where I am at right now. It may take quite some time to reach my goals. I will keep my eyes on the prize.
I will continue moving forward with choices that will help me reach that goal. Focusing on healthy choices and ways to honor Him with my diet and lifestyle. I am learning to become disciplined and even this is an act of worship.
Being a woman who is determined to move forward will push me toward the prize of a life devoted to Christ in every area.
Oh, I love this time of the year, don’t you?
…Just a friendly reminder, our Newest Bible Study is fast approaching! We are starting Beth Moore’s, Entrusted on September 18th! Be sure to pick up your member book and memory verse cards at Lifeway.com
Come to the page, Spiritual Life for more information!
in His Love,