Monday, January 1, 2018

Journal Entry for the First Day of 2018

January 1, 2018

The first day of the new year of 2018; filled with hope, expectations, and dreams. I have had several impressions early this morning that I believe are of the Lord for this year. One of these is that I should keep a journal. I have never journaled but I feel this will be important for me. This blog will be my way of sharing what the Holy Spirit is saying to me.

The second impression was to read Luke 4:16. And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up, and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read. I need to commit myself to corporate worship each week. This has been a sensitive issue for me after retiring from being a pastor four years ago. I have not found a church where I feel comfortable and where I fit. I continuously feel out of place. Another major factor has been the style of worship. I want and need more than a "same ole" service. There is no perfect church but I don't want to settle for less than how God desires to be worshiped.

The main word I got from this Scripture is how Jesus entered the synagogue as was His custom. A custom is a tradition and practice. I will establish the practice of weekly corporate worship in 2018 and I am believing by faith that the Lord will lead me to the church which will become my home church. 

Not only did Jesus attend His synagogue but He was an active participant in worship. Jesus stood up to read. I don't want to just attend worship but also become an active participant.

New Year and a new custom for me.


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