I was reminded Wednesday about the challenge we took on as a church to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to prayer for a week and how God knew what He was preparing us for even when we didn't see it coming.
What God talked to me about January 1st spoke loud today.
Galatians 5:24-26 - 'Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.'
- We can be so inward focused waiting for the change in us that we blind ourselves to God's invitation for God to change not only our hearts, but the heart and lives of those around us. We will never be ready unless we are willing to be ready. The Holy Spirit is not stagnate, He is constantly on the move to do what He desires to do, teach and empower. Keep in step, don't be stagnate, but be watchful.