Opening a New Page in 2015
With the new year, I close the calendar on 2014...
I do so with a sigh of relief.
I can do and be whatever I want to this year.
This year can be a new start and I am feeling the need for that.
Throughout the Christmas season I posted a daily attribute of Christ. Those things have made me reflect deeply on my own character.
Character is behind every success and good action.
If I want to be capable of doing better things this year, then I have to be better first. So I'm focusing on a new attribute every month…things that I felt I needed to work on. I invite you to take on this challenge as well. This link, Creating Christlike Character, will take you to the 17 attributes that I posted in December. Pick your own or follow along with me.
This month I'm focusing on patience
(As a heads up... it just might spill over into February
because 2 of the 17 attributes were aspects of patience)
- Patience with circumstances and God's will and timing
- Patience in our relationships with others.
I could do this completely privately...
but I find that we can strengthen each other through sharing.
(Plus this is my New Year's resolution and if I announce it to the world,
then I won't Peter out!)
Exciting things are going to happen this year…
I can feel it in the air…
It's a feeling of hope.
Now, onward to embracing patience...
1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
I like the phrase 'patience of hope.'
I hadn't ever linked my hope and faith in the Lord with patience. That gives me something to ponder and I'll leave that with you today…
How do you think faith and hope in the Lord relates to patience?