Make the most of your journey this year by making a resolution to spend at least 10 or 15 minutes daily in prayer and reflection, alone with Jesus. Try to establish a regular time each day. Find what works best for you. Some people like to take their quiet time first thing, while others find it helpful to step back from their work at midday for spiritual refreshing, and others find it easiest in the evening.
Vary the activities you use to fill this time. You may want to keep a little diary of what you do, writing down the different spiritual activities and lessons you learn. Here are some ideas to get you started. There will be more suggestions in forthcoming Activated issues.
Meditate on the Word: Read a passage of Scripture or some other inspired material, then pause and think about how it applies to you.
Praise: Thank Jesus for His goodness and the blessings He bestows on you and those dear to you. Be specific.
Connect: Make a heart-to-heart connection with Jesus; receive His love and give Him yours.
Listen: Get quiet and see what Jesus has to say to you personally at that moment.
Pray: Ask Jesus to intercede and change situations for the better.1 Pray for yourself, your loved ones, others whom you know are in need, world situations, etc.
James 1:2 ESV / Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
2 Timothy 3:10 ESV / You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,
1 Timothy 4:16 ESV / Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.