Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


I love new beginnings. The first day of a new year always inspires me to take an honest look at every aspect of my life and schedule and to decide any necessary adjustments. I want to always be sure I’m staying the course— laser focused. I love how Proverbs 4:25 tells us, “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.”

I remember when my husband, Nick, bought me a Vespa— complete with driving lessons. The most important point my instructor made was that where I looked was where I would go.

What great advice for the start of a new year! God wants us to be diligent in keeping our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus— laser focused. He wants us to stay the course, and where we focus is where we’ll go.

Let’s commit to focusing on Jesus— the One who calms the storms. Then we won’t be overwhelmed by our circumstances, problems, challenges, or feelings.

We won’t fear any waves of opposition. Instead, faith will rise up and make us unshakeable!