Walk Closely with Jesus
Daily Scripture Reading and Devotionals Written by Fellow Browncrofters
“To be able to look backward and say, ‘This has been the finest year of my life’– that is glorious! But anticipation! To be able to look ahead and say, ‘The present year can and shall be better!’ – that is more glorious.”
These words were written in a personal journal on January 3, 1930 by Frank Laubach. A little research will show you that Frank was a world–renowned educator; but look further and you’ll find that he was a devout follower of Jesus, and this quote refers to his effort to spend every waking moment walking in the presence of our Lord. (Practicing His Presence, by Gene Edwards, ed.)
This year our journey through God’s Word will focus primarily on the gospels and other parts of the New Testament. We will spend the majority of the year digging deeply and richly into Jesus’ life and ministry, and then reliving in Acts the launch of the church, the followers of Jesus that we are part of today.
Make it your goal this year to know Jesus better and to become ever more mindful of his presence in your life. Then watch the fruits of his Spirit grow in your life. Walk closely with our Lord and have a spiritually glorious year.