We make room in our closets for new items acquired over Christmas. We clean junk food out of our kitchen in hopes of a new body. We choose a new word each year, giving that word significance in our life in hopes for a new growth. We want new direction from the Lord. But are we willing to clean out the places of our hearts, making room for Jesus to do a new thing?
When seeking the simple in life it helps to have a bass line - a constant rhythm in our lives. Check out this week' s Car Line Devo... When we set our eyes on the eternal & the truth that God is always working and will finish what He started, we establish the bass line for our lives. Joy is directional, not emotional. When this is our focus, joy becomes the rhythm we move to, So That God gets the glory. * Check out the message from Steven Furtick regarding joy, here.
The Christmas decorations are packed away, the kiddos are back to school and it's a new year. But the vision of our tree continues to linger in my mind. The first time we considered a fake tree was in the flat lands of North Dakota. It is one of those places people say, “you can watch you dog run away for days.” Not a tree in sight. Due to the lack of Blue Spruce, purchasing one at the local hardware store could be pricey. Growing up in the mountains it was tradition to hike