I always enjoy looking out my window at the beginning of the year. While it is usually very cold, I see a significant number of runners. Everyone is intent on starting the year with exercise and getting off to a good start with their goals.
Yet by the end of January, the number of runners is very few at best. The motivation of a new year fades with the difficulty of maintaining a routine. At the Mission, we see a similar phenomenon. People start with ambition and excitement but later fade when the difficulties begin.
The key to preventing this is nourishment. Nourishing people with encouragement, personal accountability, and the Word of God helps people go from excitement to discipline to perseverance to accomplishment.
This month’s stories illustrate how nourishment is vital to changing lives now and for eternity.
Arnold Farlow – Executive Director