7. Join a small group.
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. (Romans 12:4-5(NLT)
Community is essential. If you haven’t joined a small group at your church, this Fall might be the perfect time to jump in and connect with your church body. Small groups allow accountability, friendship and support. What are you waiting for?
8. Spend time in the Word.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:1 ESV)
If you don’t already have a habit of getting up early to read the Word, make the time this Fall. Find a through-the-year Bible reading plan or just jump into reading one of your favorite books. Wherever you choose to start, the important thing is immersing yourself in God’s Word. It’s our bread, our armor, and our sword.
9. Start a new book.
It’s important to read the Bible, and it’s also beneficial to stretch our way of thinking with literature. Jesus even spoke in parables! The use of story has been a rewarding method of learning from the beginning of time.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8 ESV)
Making time to read, be it fiction or nonfiction, can help you keep your mind on things that are good and expand your boundaries.
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