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From Our Seminary Intern . . .



Reflection to Resolutions


 We are in the swing of a new year! I know; New Year’s Day has passed. The fireworks, the feasting, the ball drops – they’ve already happened. And maybe you’ve already done a fair amount of reflecting, planning, and making resolutions. Nevertheless, while these activities are still fresh, and if you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to set aside some time to prayerfully reflect on God’s movement in your own and the church’s life this past year and where you see God moving you as an individual and us as a church.


For example, were there any times this past year where God was especially present to you? What was that like, and what did the situations have in common? Were there any times where it seemed like God especially came through for you? Where or how has God’s movement in our church been especially clear to you?


Likewise, looking towards the upcoming year, is God calling you somewhere or to something specific, perhaps to be more engaged in social service or to be more active in a certain church ministry? Do you discern that God is calling our church somewhere or to something specific? This sort of activity typically requires genuine thought, and often we will arrive at answers and insights through prayer.


By taking the time and making the effort, though, we can arrive at New Year’s resolutions relevant to us and our specific situations, resolutions that will help us grow closer to God individually and fulfill God’s purposes for us as an entire community.


–Michael Chesnut, Ministerial Intern


400 W. Duarte Rd Arcadia, CA 91007      [email protected]      (626) 447-2181
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