Sunday, January 2, 2011
Happy New Year Beautiful Friends!
My hubby and I left on Christmas evening to travel to MO to spend the week with our son and his family. We traveled in snow all night but 18 hours later we were holding our new grandson, Cayden. He is precious and we had an awesome week! I absolutely hated leaving them to come back to VA but I know we were blessed to have the opportunity to spend the week with them.
Opportunities…….. The thesaurus lists words like, chance, occasion, opening, break and prospect under opportunity. Yesterday was the beginning of a brand New Year. I know many people make all kinds of New Year Resolutions but we truly have all kinds of brand new opportunities coming our way this year. Are you excited about that? Are you looking forward to what God has planned for your life and ministry? Are you prepared for what God may be planning for you?
I don’t make New Year Resolutions because they quickly disappear after the first couple of weeks. But, God has been speaking to my heart about what I need to do in this New Year. I am going to become more intense about studying God’s Word and seeking His face. I am going to prepare sermons and teachings as God leads so I am ready to share His Word when the opportunity comes before me. For me personally, I need to focus more on the NOW and less on what I am praying for regarding the future and my ministry. I believe that we can often become so focused on what we want and miss opportunities that God places before us daily.
I encourage you to listen intensely to what God is speaking to your heart. He DOES have an awesome plan for our lives but WE sometimes get in the way! This ministry thing is not about US. It is ALL about God and what He has planned for our lives.
Let’s become intense about serving Him and truly seeking His face. I will pray for you daily and let’s pray for one another throughout this year. Please share your prayer requests and all that God is doing in your life on the wall of Chocolate and Coffee or email them to me so we can encourage one another.
Some things may be neglected with but little loss to the spiritual life, but to neglect communion with God is to hurt ourselves where we cannot afford it. A.W. Tozer
Lord, as I seek your face and study your Word please guide me. Use me Lord in a mighty way as Your servant as I boldly proclaim Your word in leading others. Amen.
I am praying for you ladies! You are so special and God has a plan!!!