Posted by: mikenicholsblog | December 28, 2009

with resolve and intent

In just a few days everyone will be thinking about those infamous New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you have already begun.  There is something in all of us that likes to start new, and put the old year behind us. If you are anything like me there have been some years when 12:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day could not arrive fast enough. When it did arrive, there were new joys to experience and some old battles to still work through. Our posts here at Journey on Word with us are intentional in the desire to help you know His joy, and effectively confront your battles. We feel this can be accomplished through a growing relationship with the Father and His Word. With that in mind, I wanted to let you know how we will seek to encourage your journey next year (which starts Friday).

Ephesians 4:1-3
(Message-The Bible in Contemporary Language)
In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do.
While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master,
I want you to get out there and walk-better yet, run!
– on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want
any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t
want anyone strolling off, down some path that
goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with
humility  and discipline-not in fits and starts, but
steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in
acts of love, alert at noticing differences and
quick at mending fences.

Simply desiring the above verses is a great New Year’s resolution. But believe that living them out can be reality. Paul’s challenge to the church at Ephesus gives the emphasis of living with purpose. Our goal is to encourage your journey by continually pointing you to the Word, and challenging you to study it with us. Starting with the first post of the New Year, we are going to do the following:

We will attach a “read through the Bible in one year” reading plan on our site, and also email it weekly for those who are subscribed and receive the posts via email. After the first listing of verses this Thursday, we will post them each Saturday. If you haven’t read through the Bible in a while, or have always wanted to, journey with us.

Our posts will be related to the section of Scripture that we have posted for reading that week. We are trusting that our journey through the Word will have great impact on your journey.  And we will continue to post a meditation/memory verse as well.

We are thrilled that you have taken the time to journey onWord with us. And we offer a special invite this year, if you are not currently using a Scripture plan, to come along with us. Let your walk in 2010, match the desire that you have to journey with His purpose in mind.

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