Start an inward renewal by making the choice to have communion with God. We all like to blame shift for things. We’ll blame other people for where we are in our relationship with God. We’ll blame circumstances, upbringing, or even the weather. In your life, the truth is; you are as close to God as you choose to be. If you want to have a vibrant and deep relationship with God, whether you’ve known Christ for 40 years or just 40 seconds, you want this principle of staying close to God to be tied to your heart. We need to make the choice to have a communion with God.
Life has a way of sucking away your strength, and even siphoning your sense of security. Daily responsibilities, medical crises, grief pains, family troubles, and financial hardships can all shake you right down to the soul, and stifle your progress forward. However, even though these outward struggles are a reality; God promises to renew you inwardly. 2 Corinthians 4:16 says; “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.” As a new year begins, explore this inward renewal that God promises. In order to experience these blessing yourself, you need to have the right spiritual posture. Looking to the early Church, the symbol of a fish was used to reflect their inward conviction of “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.” Inwardly you want to reflect this same conviction in all that you do. INWARD examines exactly how God’s inward renewal process works. As you examine inwardly, our hope is that you will experience some healthy life change so that you can be better positioned for blessing and breakthrough in the new year.