What are my hopes for 2012?
Quiet my mouth. Be careful what I say and use the KNT (Kind Necessary True) rule. So much of my opinion is really not needed nor does it do any good in encouraging others. I want to give grace frivolously. This video was very convicting to my heart. How much grace is enough? I guess that depends on whether you are giving or recieving.
Quiet my spirit. My life is busy. That is not going to change. What I am learning is that I can quiet my spirit no matter where I am or what is going on. It is my choice. It happens inside my heart and peace envelopes. I have been practicing this lately and what a difference it makes. I have to say I have also failed miserably at times and that is OK too. I will just keep practicing because it brings a beautiful peace.
“Be still and know that I AM God.”
I have really enjoyed this Christmas break. I have checked so many things off my to-do list. I have spent time listening to music, crafting, reading, sewing, and drawing. All those things make me slow down, think and process. I need to do that more. It is healthy for all involved.
Time with God needs to be a priority. Quality time to journal. Time to meditate on His Word. I am taking the challenge to memorize and meditate on the book Colossians. I am fearful that I will fail and give up but I am going to start and I am going to try.
Quiet my appetites. Appetites for things that are not good for me. Foods that are of no benefit and eaten too often. Appetites for things that are not needed yet desired. Appetites for stuff that 6 months from now will end up at Goodwill or broken. Appetites to surf Pinterest aimlessly just because it is endless and the next great find might be just a click away. Appetite to surf Facebook for a bit of information that I really don’t need to know that will only feed my appetite for judgment.
Happy New Year! May 2012 bring you many blessings.