The 2018 Challenge from James MacDonald

By Jessica Suggs

Jan. 3, 2018

No matter how your 2017 ended, the coming of a new year provides a fresh start. The following is an excerpt from Pastor James MacDonald's recent Our Journey devotional. We hope you'll join us in enjoying time in God's Word throughout the coming year.

As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God (Psalm 42:1, ESV).

Happy 2018! What does the new year hold for you? Are you longing for something new, better, different? Are you tired of flipping pages on the calendar and going through the motions of your life? Want to make a choice that will transform 2018 from dead to lively, from flat to full, from just another year to your best year yet?

Spend time with God in His Word.

This isn’t just another task or meeting. This is an invitation to spend time with the King of the universe, listening to His voice in the pages of the only Book on the planet that will transform your soul. This isn’t a book club. It’s not an appointment with a personal trainer who might help you marginally reshape your body. This is God, who spoke the universe into existence, and who will speak to you personally if you open the Word and listen.

How’s that work? Simply and methodically. Open your Bible, and follow these three steps...

Read more of James MacDonald's 2018 Challenge here.

Walk in the Word is a daily and weekend 26-minute radio program that features the Bible teaching ministry of Dr. James MacDonald and is hosted by broadcasting veteran Wayne Shepherd. 

With an emphasis on the precise exposition of God's Word combined with life application, Walk in the Word’s mission is to ignite passion in the people of God through the proclamation of truth.

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