As the New Year approaches, some of us are already setting new goals/resolutions. The most common goals are to 1. Lose weight, 2. Get Fit, 3. Better Job, 4. take up or restart a new Hobby. These are all great resolutions I have to say I see 3 of my own goals posted. Most of us start our resolutions but because of life's unexpected changes we are unable to complete our goals.
Well I have decided a really easy goal (commitment) for myself, and I would love for you to join me in that goal. For the past 2 years I have chosen a word to I want to say be encouraged by. In 2011 my word was GROW, and that year I rededicated my life to the God. In doing so I was able to see how God's hand in my growth. In 2012 my word was STRONG this for me was a difficult word, but I knew that my God would give me the strength to overcome any obstacles that may come and believe me 2012 was not an easy year for my family and I. With only my income to support the family, there were many times I wondered how much more must I endure, but all the while God gave me strength. I would be reminded of my word and the verse from Psalm 31:24 So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the LORD! I have chosen my word it's RESTORE, you see I want to allow God remove all the layers that bind my heart, my mind and my spirit. I want Him to continue to molding me, because I know that HE is not yet finished with me. I want to continue growing, continue gaining strength and want to be Restored! Oh I know it's not going to be easy, because it means that He will break down the walls, but I know that in the end of the restoration process there will be a joy that will be unimaginable. There will be a testimony as to what the Lord has done in my life. So today I ask you to make a commitment, not so much a goal choose a word that will encourage you daily through out the year. Maybe you can create a project to encourage you make it visible. Remember that the Lord our God is your Strength. God Bless you all, and may this coming year (2013) bring you the desires of your heart.