Turning the page

April is a BIG month for me in my work life. It is the culmination of all the planning and preparation done all year long.

The main event the team I work with prepares for just took place this past weekend.

It went well. Lives were changed. God was glorified. All that matters was accomplished.

Turning the page from April to May is a pretty big deal every year.

But, particularly this year I intend to go into a season of introspection and intentional quiet time with God.

Quite the opposite of what life has been in April (and March). And absolutely what I need for my mind, body and spirit!

As the calendar changes, do you need a change of perspective? Do you need to step back and mindfully take inventory of your life and your relationship with God?

Do so. You won’t regret it.

Take these scripture below and use each to guide you as you turn the page…

Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it.

– 2 Corinthians 13:5 MSG

Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete.

– Romans 12:2 THE VOICE

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.

– Philippians 4:8-9 MSG

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