Wednesday, December 31, 2014

#365DaysofTruth

Oh how I love the new year.  I love starting fresh, I love making resolutions (and sometimes keeping them), and I love writing a new year for the date. The past few weeks I have been thinking about what my 2015 “thing” will be.  A new race?  A new budget?  A new organizational plan?  

Then I went to church on Sunday and heard an amazing sermon (listen to it!) on the very topic I had been pondering.  Like always, I felt like our pastor was speaking directly to me.  We were encouraged to sign our name next to two sentences on the outline: 

1. I have decided that 2015 is going to be the best year of my life because it is going to be the best year spiritually.

2. I have decided that I’m not going to let anything that will ultimately mean nothing keep me from experiencing what means everything.

Man, that #2 is a doozie.  

Then it hit me.  I am not going to pick anything for me for 2015.  He is. 

I am not changing anything.  He is.

I am not setting any goals, making any choices, picking my new path in life.  He is.

I never thought about this before, but although I am a very goal/task oriented person, I rarely let God into my goal making decision process.  Sure, He might be an afterthought, or once I have narrowed it down to two decisions, I might pray about them.  

That isn’t to say that God hasn’t helped get me to where I am today, quite the opposite actually.  It is just that for many things, He was never consulted. I thought I could do it on my own, and ask Him for help only when needed.  The problem with that theory is that I am picking the path and assuming that I know what is best for me, which is likely not the case.  

That is going to change.  Through His word, I am going to let God guide my year, show me my choices, my path, and my decisions.  He is going to be a forethought, not an afterthought.  

I am going to let Him show me what I am doing that means nothing, and what I can do that will mean everything.  

I am so excited.  

How am I going to do this?  By reading the bible in a year.  I have read large chunks of the bible before, and as a little girl there were many times I would tackle my pink Precious Moments bible from the beginning, only to fade out somewhere in Exodus. 

 

This time, I am using the She Reads Truth application on my phone.  I am going to join a community of women who are reading the exact same thing as me every day.  Please, join us!

(If you are a guy and would like to do the same, there is a somewhat similar app here.)

2 comments:

  1. I love this. The other day I was thinking about how I would like to start a devotional, and then boom! Here is your post with that app! What a God thing! Happy New Year to you.

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  2. Thanks! I'm downloading this app!

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