All Things New!
A New Year's Devotional & Habit Planner
Because he has come,
everything can change.
Monday | December 27
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (KJV)
Seeing a vision of newness is central to change. In part, this is why throughout this devotional we have continually looked at so many visions and prophecies of what the world to come will be like. In order to keep hope alive, we must have a vision of the possible future. Like this Proverb reminds us, some part of us dies when we can not envision a beautiful future. This is why any good leader will motivate people by reminding them (sometimes ad nauseam) of the vision behind what they are doing.
We need this in our personal life as well. We need a clear and compelling vision of what we can become.
Yesterday, you wrote down five roles you have in your life. This morning, read the “Set a Vision” section in the Habit Planner, and then write a vision for two or three of those roles. This vision should be one sentence, and should be an aspirational image of who you want to be in that role. For example, if the role you picked was disciple, you might write: “Become the kind of person who walks faithfully with God every day.” Or if your role was husband, you might write: “Fall more in love with my wife each day, and serve her accordingly.” If your role was accountant, perhaps you would write: “Bring order and excellence to every project I am given.” You get the idea. You will have time tomorrow to finish writing the visions, so do two to three now, and pray over each vision.
Morning Kneeling Prayer
Father, I pray that I would
enter this day as your Son
entered the world, full of love
Midday Kneeling Prayer
Jesus, I pray that I would be present in my work as you were present in this world, full of humility and service.
Evening Kneeling Prayer
Holy Spirit, I pray that I would be at peace in my rest knowing that you came to bring peace to the world, and will one day bring rest to all things. Amen.