It's already the 16th of January y'all and I'm still saying happy new year to folks. At the end of 2022, we will cheer each other on for a job well done. Like rules in sports, one rule that can put us in the winner's column is the 5 Hr Rule.
One verse of scripture that will keep us out of the winner's circle is 2 Timothy 3:7
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
I have never been a proponent of "thinking outside the box." It never resonated with me because it presupposes that there is only one box, when in fact, when we step outside one box we end up stepping into another box.
Instead of "thinking outside the box", how about, "stretching our box." Each week, let's stretch our box by committing 5 hours to read/learn something new; reflect on it, and then experiment with it.
What's so cool about this is the number 5 represents grace in the bible.
Through it all, we are not looking to a rule but to grace for the victory.