Thursday, January 6, 2011

Grace and gumption for refueling the renewal!

So ... it's a new year and hopefully a new chapter in my life. I love the new year for that reason — a clean slate.
I don't have any resolutions this year — mainly because I know I would never resolve to do them, but also because I want to live as stress free as possible this year and resolutions only apply pressure.
I want to make God number one in my life. I feel I have fallen short of what should be priority in recent years. I want to teach Ellie how to be a Godly woman through my example of church attendance, prayer time and Bible study.
I want to get out of debt this year or at least make some major pay offs.
I would love to lose some weight, but I refuse to give myself a deadline or a number.
I would love to change my attitude and be a nicer person to my husband, my family and on my job. I pray everyday that I will make a conscious effort toward being more positive and helpful.
I would love to make more time for myself and the things that I enjoy doing like writing/blogging/journaling, photography, getting outdoors, cultural events, etc.
There are so many things that I hope I can make time for this year. With God's help I know I can achieve priority time management.

Holy Father, I pray that you would give me the grace and gumption to see my wish list for this year through. Revive me this year and energize me. As I seek to make time with you, refuel me for the renewal of my purpose in this life. I love you and only want to please you. 2010 broke me Lord. Please rebuild me. Make me stronger and more confident than I have ever been.
Bless my family God. Open doors of opportunity and favor. Make miraculous and wonderful things happen for us this year — for my mama, my brother, my daddy and Robert's family. Let us see your hand move as you stir us to seek your face. Give us passion for you! Give us compassion for others! Make us salt and light and guide us by your truth.
With the authority of Christ's name I ask these things. Let them be so.