From This Day Onward
If you look hard, you might find Haggai.
Tucked near the end of the Old Testament, third from last on that biblical road-less-traveled called the minor prophets, it’s one of Scripture’s shortest books — and one of its best for turning a corner and making a fresh start. Like at the outset of a new year.
If you can find your way to Haggai, his prophetic words might be just the inspiration you need for moving into 2014, not with willpower determination, but faith-filled resolve. Though it’s hardly two full pages in most printed Bibles, this short book packs some serious punch for leaning forward into a new calendar with the eyes of faith and a heart of hope.
Here are three ways of stating the one focused challenge from this little-known, minor prophet, relevant for 2014.
1. Change Your Tune
The first wave of exiles had returned to Jerusalem…