anemic christianity & iron supplements

Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

It’s October.

Isn’t that crazy?  Seems like just a brief time ago that some of you were saying bye to Small Group while heading off to summer vacations.   Taking a break for a few weeks to enjoy family, kids at home and those long sunny days.

Halloween is around the corner.  The goblins being chased quickly after by turkeys and Santa’s elves.

Before you know it, it will be time for reflection on 2015 and goals for the exciting year ahead.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, it’s a good time to consider what did we do with the 9 months that have flown by.   How did you fill those blurry days?   Like a hamster running on a circular course that never ends?

I hope not.  That spinning wheel with no end in sight is like a thief of time and sanity.  Life goes by in a haze.   Peace a word we don’t remember or understand.

It feels like that sometimes, though, as working Moms, wives, leaders, coaches, volunteers.

How are you filling your soul?

Are you different today on October 6th than you were on January 6th?  Are you better?  Do you like yourself more?  Have you grown at all – inside yourself?  Are you closer to God?  Who are you now 10 months into 2015?

Simply, are you ready to finish this year who you are or do you want to be better?

If these are tough questions; if we’re uncomfortable with our own honest answers, the good news is God does love us and He is patient.  There is time to focus back on what’s important.  To remember where He is.

God tells us in Proverbs why it’s important to have spiritual fellowship in a Christian community.   As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.   Where are you connected?  Who are you connected to?  Where do you spend your time?  Where are you drawing closer to God?

There are 168 hours in a week.   We may sleep for 56 of them if we get our recommended 8 hours.   That’s 160 hours left for us to fill.

How are you spending the gift of time?

If you’re not fulfilled like you want to be, yet, in 2015 there is still time.   God has a lot of iron posts around.   Where are you looking?

You’ve got 160 hours to fill this week.    Don’t be an anemic Christian.  Find some time.  He’s worth it.

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