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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She owns a Marketing & Business Coaching company. She is passionate about guiding you to your promised land and personal brand therapy. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm....

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  1. Great stuff: I plan to hush my mind too. My first step has been to ‘turn off’ facebook and instagram… in some ways, I felt like God wanted me back. What will be harder is disciplining myself to not fill that precious quiet time with other activity! Your daily devotions will help enormously xx

  2. Stephanie,
    I, too, often feel like I need “permission” to live in the moment – one grace and mercy-filled day at a time. But, permission from whom? I’ve already been given permission, by God, to be still and know Him…what more permission do I need? Conscientiously trying to turn from the world’s dictates and follow the lead of my Lord. Standing with you girl!!
    Blessings,
    Bev

  3. Brilliant!
    Although I don’t know if my will power will allow me to let go completely of checklists, goals, and resolutions, I will join you in releasing the pressure to attain all of them! Last year, I made ten resolutions. Some I accomplished, some fizzled out, and some I didn’t complete. But, I’m better for the effort, and that’s what’s important. And when I say “Better” I mean closer to God…closer to living a holier life…just a teeny bit improved from last year’s version of me.
    Goals are nothing if they’re not God focused.
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Happy Tuesday!
    Megs

  4. Great thoughts and helpful. Focusing on His mercy and grace frees me to grow closer. I want to ride the wave of grace and as I do the Holy Spirit will accomplish His work. Thanks for your words and the Scripture!

  5. Stephanie,
    Great post!! These are some wonderful ideas. Why put more stress on yourself than necessary! God just wants our best each day!!
    The last two years have been filled with much stress and change. This year I’m making a few-very few- plans. Things I really want to try and accomplish. Forgoing resolutions, and most lists. I want to trust God more and see what He has in store for me this coming year. Each day is a new beginning. We need to start by thanking Him for the fresh start!
    Blessings 🙂

  6. I’m encouraging others not to make resolutions, but to focus on Jesus and pick one word for each day, my Jan 1 word is cherish. I like the word hush.

  7. Stephanie, I love the part about not making resolutions…walking in grace & freedom! Moving from being a “Romans 7” Christian to a “Romans 8” Christian – not trying harder, but acknowledging, moment-by-moment, my need of Jesus, and the fulness of all of the riches that I have in Him, because He paid it ALL! I pray it’s a year of me heeding His words (words of relief & freedom!) that our blessed Saviour spoke to His disciples when they asked Him what THEY needed to DO to work the works of God. He replied, “This is the work of God – [simply] that you believe [rely upon, trust in the finished work on the cross] in the One whom He sent.”

    Yay! Thank You, Father! What relief!