Looking Forward to 2012

So what do I have in mind for 2012?

I won’t post daily this year, instead I’ll aim for at least two days a week—probably on Wednesday and Saturday. I have several series to continue, including Studying the Bible, and I’ll be writing more on God’s purposes for us as women.

One thing I want to do is fill in some of the gaps on the Read the Bible in 2011 pages. Some daily readings are listed without a link because there aren’t posts on them or the posts are only reading reminders. Because of the wonder of blogging software I can postdate them to 2011 while at the same time making them “sticky” so that they temporarily stick to the top of the front page. I’ll also relocate the Read the Bible in 2011 page and the quarterly readings pages under the Bible page in the header. That means some links will get broken, and I’ll fix them as I can. If you can’t find something, just let me know!

This last week I’ve been thinking about these words of Paul; his great triad of faith, hope and love:

“We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father, knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice of you…”
1 Thessalonians 1:2–4

And his teaching on the fruit of the Spirit:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
Galatians 5:22–23

This is what Christian growth looks like. This is what godliness looks like. I want to dwell on these verses and qualities this year, and even when I write on other topics keep them in front of me to undergird my thinking.

May God’s mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you in 2012.

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