And just like that, it’s 2015. Sometimes I’m amazed at how fast life passes me by. Blink, and the year is over! And sometimes, I’m amazed at how long it takes for a day to pass by. Like the entire day went by in slow motion.Time is a funny thing.
As I have gotten older, the things that impact me and bring me to my knees have changed. Things that I never saw in my teens, I see weekly now. Cancer, divorce, and death all rear their ugly heads far too frequently. War, poverty, and violence fill up my view of the world. And if I’m not careful, these things can also change the way that I see God. It’s a daily practice to make sure that I continue to believe that God is who he says He is and that I live my life like that. If I’m not careful, it’s actually quite easy to drift away from church, from reading the Bible, from prayer, from community.
Have you ever found yourself drifted in your faith? Blink, and it’s been a year. Try to get back from where you drifted from and it’s like every day is hard. Do you have daily practices? How do you make sure that God is getting the attention He deserves from you?
The beautiful thing about January 1’s is that it’s a great time to reflect on where we have been, how we got there, and then dream about where we want to go and what it will take to get there. Crossroads wants to help you! Perhaps you want to meet some more people and grow in your faith? Our small groups are a great place to do that and they launch in January. Maybe your marriage needs a little TLC? We have an amazing marriage conference at the end of January you won’t want to miss. You can find details, here! Maybe you need some adventure and need to be inspired by God’s work in the world? There are mission trips a plenty! Maybe you’ve drifted and you just want to know that God exists and He loves you. Our upcoming series “Simple” will help you find your way back.
It’s never too late to try something new or to begin again. And after 2014, I’m incredibly grateful for that.
Director of Missions