Winding down…Winding up!

O, my Father, as this year winds down, my mind starts rehearsing all the things I need to do or the things I didn’t do this year—going over and over the same things in my thoughts. Some times I feel like I’m practicing for a part in a drama. Help me instead keep my mind on You as You show me the next steps to take. I desperately want to be Your man. God help me, Amen!

Verse for Today: No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,[a] but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.