I have been spending some time since before the beginning of this year thinking about what it was that the Lord would have me do this new, 2010 year! I have read sooooo many blogs and hearing so many people with their ‘resolutions’ or ‘goals’ set before them and I just haven’t received anything earth shattering from our Lord. It all came clear to me this morning while I was on my treadmill listening to, as my sis’s and I would call her, Momma Joyce. I am a goal setter by nature. Have a continuous list of ‘to do’s’ some more urgent that get on the ‘urgent’ list and then those that keep falling to the next week of ‘to do’s’. I really don’t have a ‘to do’ list going into this year but more of a FOCUS.

How many years has it been a pet peeve of mine when people gauge how their doing by how busy they are? How about the person that when you ask them, “how are you?” and the first thing out of their mouth is, “busy!” I am not sure how to respond to that. Do I respond by feeling sorry for them or be delighted they have something to do? Or when you are talking to someone about getting together with them and instead of working on a date to get together they go thru their WHOLE RENDITION of their busyness. It makes you feel like, “forget it, there is no time for me in that!”

So, all that to say, I don’t want the Lord to get my busyness excuse. I want to go thru my year thinking everything thru with the thought pattern of, “is this glorifying my Father?” Where are my priorities at? Where am I investing my time and energy? Will what I am doing matter?

This verse: Psalm 91 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I want that to be me, always under the shelter of my Most High in everything I do.

I have always ran first thing in the morning before I do anything else. It energizes me for the day. It has always been my time with the Lord. A lot of times when I had small babies this was my only time. But this last year a whole new door opened to me with my ipod/podcasts that I have daily going into these ears. It keeps me focused and tuned in. Wow, I love this time! Then after taking a bit to just pray and times to worship. I want to keep that up for sure!

One of my biggest challenges is being the help meet that the Lord designed me to be. I want to continue working action wise in this area of my life.

I want to direct and grow my children right towards the face of the Father. I want them to have a relationship with Jesus. Last night I told Jordan I would pray for him and then he pray for me. He said, “Oh my Jesus, please take care of my mommy!” Uh, I nearly had a come apart.

I want to give in my giftings that the Lord has given me. I know very specifically where I need to be in this area and I want to be diligent in using them.

I want to nurture my friendships and be there along side in prayer and encouragement to them.

I want to show (even if I don’t feel like it) in my actions JOY. I want to be that Proverbs 31 woman.

Ok, so that is that! My goal? To do everything under the shelter of my Father.

Oh, and if you were wondering…..I do know how to spell ‘business’ but I was trying to make a point, did you get it? ha!

January 4, 2010 - 7:22 pm

Shauna - Beautiful! I almost had a come apart thinking of Jor praying that! I think our last years word was UNITED but this years is FOCUS! Time to get serious – growing in maturity!

January 5, 2010 - 5:11 pm

Jenay - Wow!!! That is good Marlece. I am with you FOCUS!!!
Also, Our of the mouth of babes, I love what Jordan said, and our Lord heard him loud and clear.

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