On another note I recently started using Oswald Chambers classic devotional My Utmost for His Highest. Many of you have probably been exposed to it as some time or other but I had not. I had heard it mentioned briefly once or twice. But one day I felt strongly inclined to buy it. Maybe it was just because the edition was small with nice leather binding. But its been a month and God is using it to change my life. It is an easy way to be in God's word daily and also receive basic yet profound spiritual instruction.
Another thing that I have added to my daily devotions are the Three Forms of Unity as well as the Apostles, Nicene, and so called Athanasian Creeds. Too much of the time Evangelicalism is characterized by a lack of form. Brothers and sisters do not be scared of OUR history. To be Christian is to be part of an ancient as well as recent community. Nothing should hold our affections the way Christ and His scriptures do but our siblings through all ages can be an active part of our lives today, through their legacies and teachings.
One of my favorite movie quotes of all time is from The Last Samurai: "I belong to the warrior in whom the old ways have joined the new." This is the essence of being Evangelical. This is the essence of being Christian. Christ is at the center of the meeting of the Old and New Covenants. Don't have historical Amnesia.