I know you guys completely expect this from me but. . .
. . . the real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind.
We can only do it for moments at first. But from those moments the new sort of life will be spreading through our system: because now we are letting Him work at the right part of us. It is the difference between paint, which is merely laid on the surface, and a dye or stain which soaks right through. …
When He said, ‘Be perfect,’ He meant it. He meant that we must go in for the full treatment. It is hard; but the sort of compromise we are all hankering after is harder – in fact, it is impossible.”
In this “new” year I hope we are seeking this place, not power, or position, or even ministry for that matter, but to truly be waking up seeking the will of the Father, practicing His presence and desiring His communion. I don’t make resolutions but I’m committing myself to persevere in this area of my life, will you join me in seeking His will for the day before the other desires of life start crowding everything that matters (from the largest to the smallest piece) out.