5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … Grow! with Major Darlene Harvey

5 true things about your spiritual journey:
  • I am enjoying my new reading plan for the year that takes me through the whole Bible showing how everything points to Jesus. I am using “The 49-Week Challenge” for 2020.
  • I started a new online Bible study called “Rhythms of Renewal” by Rebekah Lyons. I’m looking forward to this as I think I need to have more rhythms in my life that focus on rest, renewal, connect, and creating.
  • I am struggling to eat the way I know I should and know that this is part of my spiritual journey. I would like to be able to be consistent with the Daniel Plan and fasting.
  • I am excited about my new focus on physical activity and look at this as part of my spiritual journey. I’m trying to look at this as a “praise” experience in using more music and videos in the space we have created in our home gym area.
  • I am going to participate with a small group in sharing my goals for 2020 and think that this will help with accountability.
4 things that have influenced your spiritual development over the years:
  • Relationships – my mom prayed for me, my brother took me to church, corps officers taught Sunday School, corps cadets, and took me to camps/divisional events which gave me spiritual opportunities/Relationships have also kept me accountable
  • My commitment to consistent quiet time since I was a college student, including journaling, devotional reading, and good Christian books
  • Bible Study Fellowship laid a foundation and helped me make Bible study a priority
  • Struggles and challenges have drawn me closer to God and kept me dependent on Him
3 things that keep your spiritual life on track:
  • Consistent quiet time which includes a Bible reading plan each year and different Bible studies
  • Using the pattern of ACTS in my prayers – especially taking the time to confess and reflect on my day
  • Commitment to continual learning through good Christian books – knowing I haven’t arrived
2 good news things you see happening in the Army right now:
  • Commitment to spiritual development and pastoral care
  • Focus on growing as a denomination
1 final thing you would say to encourage someone else on their spiritual journey:
  • God loves you and meets you where you are at. Commit to making your spiritual journey your number one priority!

Major Darlene Harvey is the divisional director of women’s ministries in the Kansas-Western Missouri division and a soldier of the Kansas City Westport corps.

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