we had a wonderful worship service this morning. I am so very thankful for my church, LifeChurch Birmingham!
Today our youth pastor, Larry Lamb spoke in the service. He covered 4 aspects of our life that we must put into place for 2011. I can say that some of these are a real challenge for me.... but God moved my heart today... and I have purposed that this will be NEW in m life this year. I can honestly say that I have never, ever been as excited, almost giddy with anticipation of what God is going to do in my life this year. I just know there is going to be some amazing things ahead!
So what are these 4 things:
1. Forgiveness. (Forgiving anyone who I hold un-forgiveness for. We are not hurting them in any way, in fact... most likely they do not even know or have long since forgotten.)
2. Obedience. (At all cost... I must be in direct obedience to God and His Word... is there any other way?)
3. Thankfulness. (Being thankful for every thing! I really struggle with this... especially when it seems so many things seem to fall apart at one time. Lord, help me to be truly thankful for all I DO have... knowing you have more in store for me if I am faithful.)
4. Faith. (We must have faith, strong faith. Faith that says keep on walking God has it all under control, even when we know we have NO control. )
So those are some of the things I'll be focusing on for the beginning of 2011!..