Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 New Year's Revolution....

This is the second year that I've asked God for direction in my life with a word and a scripture.  I ran across a post from a sweet friend of mine at Graceful Abandon asking for link ups to declare our Revolutions.  She also lists her top five for Personal and Home.

So here goes:

First of all, my word for 2012 is FOCUS!  That seems simple huh?  Well not for me....

My scripture comes from Hebrews 12:2.   I love the whole verse because it is about my Jesus... but for me, I'm taking just a portion of it to apply to this years goal of FOCUS!

We must focus on 
the source and goal of our faith.
He saw the joy ahead of him,
so he endured........
   (GODS WORD Translation)

I love this translation because it used the word FOCUS!

On we go to the "Top Fives":

My Personal Top Five:

1.  To give daily FOCUS to God in my prayers and devotions.

2.  To give FOCUS daily to continue to enrich and grow my marriage, and show my great love and appreciation to my husband.

3.  To FOCUS more intently on each child as a separate "soul" that needs to be fed and nourished with the love of God and His Word.

4.  To FOCUS on my health.  To make wise choices for my body.  (I need this!)

5.  To FOCUS in my choices of where to dedicate my time in order to fulfill my calling according to the talents He has given me.

My Home Top Five:

1.  To be more diligent with the education of my children and use our time wisely in order for each child to reach their fullest potential.  More hands on teaching!

2.  To use my time more efficiently to organize and manage my household and cleaning.

3.  To begin Mom orDad date nights with the kids once a month.

4.  To better my "couponing" abilities and handle our finances in a more proficient way.

5.  To return to my love of scrapbooking/faithbooking in order to leave footprints of our heritage!

Ok, that's it I think.  Can't believe it is almost 2012.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Almost the end...

I can't believe that 2011 is almost over.  What a year it has been!  What a God I have had the privilege of serving and depending on during this year as well!

I have been thinking today of all the happy moments this year.  And of those less than happy moments, of which there have been many.  I can say this year has held trials a plenty, some I didn't think we would make it through at the time... but now on the other side... wow.. God's grace and mercy is so abundantly clear.

I'm so excited for 2012.  I know God has great things in store.  I know that His ways are higher and the surprises are greater!  I've learned that His will goes BEYOND my BEYOND and is so much better than what I could ever imagine.

In just a little over a week, our church LifeChurch Birmingham will begin a 21 day fast.  I am choosing to do the Daniel fast again.  I am clearing my schedule to make plenty of time to devote to worship and prayer.  Last year was amazing... God grew me in so many ways.  I am expecting nothing less for this year!

I'll be sharing through these 21 days.  I'm going to share an answer to last years prayers as well.  It was  a HUGE one.!

Until then... be blessed!