The exciting thing about the New Year is the expectancy or reliance on the fresh slate that we all kind of crave. So with that mind, we set all these goals, make all these promises, and then weeks into the New Year we begin to forget them and postpone them to the following month. And then eventually January arrives again.
“The kind of spiritual life and disciplines needed to sustain the Christian life are quiet, repetitive, and ordinary. I often want to skip the boring, daily stuff to get to the thrill of an edgy faith. But it’s in the dailiness of the Christian faith—the making the bed, the doing the dishes, the praying for our enemies, the reading the Bible, the quiet, the small—that God’s transformation takes root and grows.”