Two weeks and two days; less for some of you. Soon, it all begins. What am I talking about: The New Year. And yes, I know it’s not January. I know we’re not starting a new calendar year. But we are starting a new school year. Somehow, this affects a lot of us. Children and young people in St. Albert go back to school on Sept 3. Colleges and Universities begin classes some of them sooner than Sept 3. Those of us with children realize summer holidays near an end. It’s back to work full steam ahead. Our fall ministries start up. School teams have tryouts. Everyone gets back into more of a routine. And with every new year comes a new opportunity. Will this year be just like any other year where you have some new experiences but just let things happen? Or will you be able to look back 12 months from now and see significant growth in your life, because of choices you make now as we go into this New Year?
Our final message in the summer series on Psalms invites us to consider the direction of our lives. The Psalm leads to several questions though it asks no questions. David simply shares his choices with us. But I think we can find a question behind each choice David makes. So we’re going to go through this Psalm by considering the questions I think David answers in his writing. There’s 5 of them. You can ask these questions of yourself at the start of every weekday through the next year. They might serve as a great guide to your life. I pray that God and the Holy Spirit will use even just one of these questions to speak to you today. I pray God invites & empowers you to make choices today that will have great positive impact on your life through 2013/14. Then at the end of our time together, we’ll have opportunity to declare our choices before the Lord.