I told you that I spent some time alone in Scotland recently. What I didn’t tell you was about the night I laid in bed in the middle of nowhere while 110-120 mph winds tore at the cabin so ferociously that I was prompted to lean over and grab my phone to ask google:”Do cabin roofs blow off in 120 mph winds”- which is when I learned that I had lost power and with it any connection I had to the outside world. No cell phone. No internet. No electricity. No water. Just Fabs and God and some sheep on a hill (if they survived the storm).
If you’ve ever trained for a marathon: sorry.
If you haven’t: don’t.
Actually ,you know what? The training for the marathon definetly wasn’t the worst part. I learned a lot about discipline and perseverance and such. I remember my first run over 15 miles. I learned a lesson that I promised myself I would never forget. I was SO done and close to the end of my run, so I thought: if I walk for just a minute, it will help me run faster and be done sooner. Big mistake. HUGE.
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We’re getting close to the start of a New Year, so I’ll tell you a couple of things I know to help if you’re a resolution-y sort of person:
1. There is only one thing that is necessary.
2. Time with Jesus matters more than most resolutions on your list.
In light of those three things, here’s my suggestion for your New Year: commit to fighting for time in the Word.
I recently got the privilege to be a part of creating a beautiful Advent Devotional with my church. There are a few extra days that we didn’t include in the guide that I thought I’d share. Grab some time each day this next week and process these things prayerfully with God and with your family and community!
Looking backward & looking forward.
In Deuteronomy 3, God encourages the people to “remember the days of old” and to “consider the years of many generations.” And in Proverbs 14:8 God tells us that a wise man looks ahead.