Happy 2010! It's the beginning of a new year. In fact, it's the beginning of a new decade.
I'm joining eLisa of Extravagant Grace for Living Intentionally Together. From January 1-7 you are welcome to write a blog post, join in and link up. We're focusing on establishing our priorities and goals for 2010.
I've prayed and read the Scriptures and I'm ready to join in. The overriding question is:
Am I living a life of ...eternal consequences?
Or am I more concerned with my own comfort and stability in life so ...I can feel good?
My Life Verses:
"Let your life shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what god's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:1-2
My Life Purpose:
Inwardly, to continue to grow in intimacy with the Lord so I will live a life of rest, peace and love ...in Christ.
Outwardly, to live out a life of love towards others. When people notice the difference I desire to give God the glory.
My Life Goals:
- To be a godly wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend
- To be a helpmate to my husband
- To share my passion for Christ by loving others
- To grow in my writing and speaking abilities
- To mentor younger women in the ways of the Lord
- To live a healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise, drinking more water and eating fruits, vegetables and fish.
- To be debt free and live below my means so I can share with others
- To live a life of dependence on the Lord; abiding in Him.
- To memorize more Scripture verses
Trust and obey
2010 Theme Verse:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
One Year Goals:
Priority 1: That God would be first in my life before anyone or anything else. My love for my husband will be an overflow and the fruit of the Spirit will become more evident. This results in a more loving atmosphere in my home.
Priority 2: That I would regularly attend and be involved in my church and Bible study class. I don't want to live my Christian life alone. Praying and caring for my Christian brothers and sisters is a privilege and an encouragement. It also shows the world a different way to live as believers who love each other.
Priority 3: That I would be an encouragement to other women through my writings on Heart Choices and possibly speaking opportunities.
So, how about you? Will you take the time to pray? Why not ask the Lord what He would like you to learn in 2010? What character traits do you need to develop?
Let's consider ways we can live a life that has ...eternal consequences.
Blessings and happy new year to you,