All Things New!
A New Year's Devotional & Habit Planner
Because he has come,
everything can change.
Thursday | December 31
1 Samuel 7:12 / Come Thou Fount Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer for he said, “Till now the LORD has helped us.” / “Here I raise my Ebenezer, here by Thy great help I’ve come.”
You may have probably heard the song “Come Thou Fount” before, but you may have never thought about what this line means. The Ebenezer means “stone of help,” and it comes from the story where Samuel leaves a stone marker, or a milestone, to remember what the Lord has done. There is a goodness in marking time and creating milestones that remind us that the Lord’s grace has been with us all along. This morning, in order to finish your chart, write down a few milestones you hope to hit as you live out these new habits and rhythms in light of your vision. This can be akin to a New Year’s Resolution - but think of it as a milestone that these habits should eventually lead you to. Instead of goals that you will simply check off, these are hopeful Ebeneezers, things you will eventually name as markers to the Lord’s faithfulness.
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.