Learning is a lifelong process and there is always something new to learn if we are open to doing so.
Today I would like to encourage you to reflect back over the past year and record in your journal what you have learnt about love, life and living for Christ over the past twelve months.
When you have done so, take a few minutes to listen to what God is saying to you about your reflections.
In order to keep growing and learning are there any areas which you would like to develop further? What actions or strategies could you put into place to achieve this?
Read the following verses and choose one to take with you into today. Repeat it to yourself at intervals during the day, for example as you are driving, walking, carrying out everyday tasks. Let the words sink into your heart and encourage, bless and strengthen you. You may like to write out your chosen verse on paper and to add any pictures or symbols, which you feel are appropriate, as part of your prayer with the verse.
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)
So my dear friends listen carefully;
Those who embrace these my ways are most blessed.
Mark a life of discipline and live wisely;
Don’t squander your precious life.
Blessed the man, blessed the woman who listens to me,
Awake and ready for me each morning,
Alert and responsive as I start my day’s work.
When you find me, you find life, real life,
To say nothing of God’s good pleasure.
Proverbs 8:32-35 (The Message)