Today, many individuals face problems where there is no easy solutions. Yet, we must face those challenges. A person needs clear vision and pure intentions to lead themselves into a place where they have a significant spiritual impact and influence on those around them. Daniel writes:
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.Daniel 12:3, KJV
The hope for this new year is for individuals to become determined to fulfill what is written in Daniel. Determined to become a person of faith who walks in wisdom, offering counsel and direction to family, friends, co-workers, and community. A person who has a clear vision and intent on making a significant spiritual impact and influence this year.
DEVOTIONALS FOR MEDITATION
To help inspire, and encourage, you toward making a spiritual impact and influence, Damascus Way Recovery will be providing daily devotions for prayer and meditations. During course of the year each of you are asked to experiment:
- Read the devotionals and meditations daily
- Mindfully and prayerfully seek wisdom to enrich your Christian life
- Share these daily devotions with your friends and family
- Participate in conversation on how these devotions are helping you toward enriching your lives
- Mindfully journal how the quality of your life is enriching through these daily devotions
Not only will you discover a richer, and more disciplined and enriching, spiritual life: one may gain a stronger testimony and faith that helps your spiritual growth.
MINDFULLY LIVING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT
Each day presents us with its own worries, its own cares, and its own blessings. When we mindfully, prayerfully, and sincerely seek after God – He will become the center of our lives. As we do, we will find ourselves engaging in authentic worship – not just in words, with our very own behaviors and actions. As we live mindfully, and in the present moment, we are moving toward a life of abundance as our reward. Here is what the Savior says:
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.John 10:10, KJV
When we are worried about the future – it steals from us our happiness and joy. When we are concerned of what happened, or what has not happened, in the past – it steals our happiness and joy. It kills us. Christ came so we may experience life with its abundant blessings. This happens when we come to God with our cares, our desires, and in all sincerity to seek His wisdom and counsel.
GOD’S ETERNAL PROMISES AND NEVER-ENDING LOVE
When we come to understand how we are able to have a spiritual influence and impact on our lives – and the lives of those around us – we come to understand the central theme of God: Unconditional Love for self, others, and life.
These devotionals help remind us of those eternal promises found in God’s divine and inspired words. We come to appreciate His never-ending love toward us and others. May you find the rest and peace in God’s sovereign Grace, be filled with the light and love of Christ, and begin to experience the long-awaited blessings and wisdom God has in store for you.