As I spend the first few awake minutes of 2017 with Jesus & Coffee. I’m weighted with these words “Abidance” + “Urgent”. Abide from John 15 is all about proximity to Jesus. Being intimate, in tune, close. Urgent is a sense of mission, the kingdom work we’re called to be part of. A race against time, our calling.
(later the same day)…I’m reminded of Ben Stuart’s prayer that he shared. “I pray that God makes me more interested in [this|them]” as I think of the many things that I naturally am not gravitated towards but should be considering the circles I navigate as a husband, father, entrepreneur, male, american..etc.
This is my prayer for 2017 for my family & myself. May you run close(r) and hard(er) after Jesus.