If you feel like time is flying by, you’re not alone. We’re almost exactly halfway through 2022 and I bet if you asked your friends most would agree that time seems to be moving too quickly. Of course, our perception of time and the reality of days passing can only be reconciled by accepting this dichotomy (there are always 24 hours in a day after all) and asking for the Lord to show us what He would have us learn from our experience of life and time and aging.
Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Parents and grandparents, here are a few suggested “mid year check in” questions for your consideration. Take even 10 minutes – longer if you can – and ask God to show you Himself and what He has for you in this next season. As we strive to pass the faith at home, we need the Lord to continue to guide our own hearts and minds to love and serve Him.
- What blessings have I experienced this year?
- What trials have I experienced this year?
- In what ways have I grown closer to the Lord?
- Are there ways I have fallen away from the Lord?
- Have I been an example of godliness and faithfulness to my children/grandchildren?
- How have I seen God at work in my life this year?
- Am I serving the Lord in my strengths and with joy?
- What is something I want to allow the Lord to use me for before the year is over?
- What spiritual discipline do I want to grow in through the next 6 months?
- How can I use my gifts to serve the Lord?
- Is there a way I can encourage those closest to me in their walk with the Lord?
- On December 31st, what do I want to look back and smile about? Would that make the Lord smile too?
Remember and rejoice in God’s Truth!
Proverbs 16:9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
James 4:15 “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”