With Christmas behind us now, my thoughts turn to the new year. What things in my life may God be changing? What disciplines am I finding myself lacking? Good questions for me to ask. Good questions for everyone to ask. For starters, I am looking at my devotional times. Are they as they need to be? Has my life in Christ grown significantly in 2012 because of my daily times with Him alone?
Then there's the question of common devotions. When the family (and friends) meet together in community around the Word. Can we make changes to encourage our loved ones more in Christ?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Life Together says, "But every common devotion should include the word of Scripture, the hymns of the Church, and the prayer of the fellowship"