Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday After Epiphany - Resolutions of the Heart

“Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world." – 1 John 4:1

Some of us may have set New Years Resolutions last week. However, if you are like me, you thought about Resolutions and then never decided on anything. The New Year marks an opportunity to begin again and wipe clean the errors of the past year, while celebrating the good we have experienced.

As we begin the first Monday of the New Year (the first day back for many of us after the holidays) it is easy to get caught up in the shuffle of day-to-day life. Rather than committing to losing weight or exercising more, perhaps I will resolve to listen more deeply. What if I renewed a commitment to staying attune to the Spirit not just in the major decisions but also in the everyday moments?

As the excitement of the holiday season dies down, how might I continue to recognize where Christ is dwelling in my life?  How might I continue to direct myself towards the Spirit of God and ignore the false prophets that clamor for my attention and energy?

Reflected by Jen Coito

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