I’m already getting used to writing the date, 2013. Someone told me that’s normal at the first of the year while it’s on your mind. But wait until March or April when you’re not thinking about it. Then you will discover how natural it really is. That’s a lot like spiritual growth. It can either be a spurt of inspiration or it can develop into a regular part of our lifestyle.

There is a lot of interest in spiritual development right now. But know this, the pressures and distractions of life won’t let up, so why shouldn’t we meet them with our own type of resistance – spiritual resistance? Push back. Don’t let up now. One more! Keep pushing. Keep training.

  … discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness.”

 1 Timothy 4:7