HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
I did stay up to midnight which was pretty close to God's first answered prayer for me (that I didn't really pray about...) for the new year. ;) Y'all, I'm a baby. I can't stay up till 12 at night. It almost kills me... every. single. year. :P
But we did it. We made it through another year. But do we want to "make it through" this year or do we want to make it thrive this year? I want my life to thrive.
Goals are always a great thing to have, not just at the new year, but any time. God's Word says we are new creations when we accept Christ and I believe that's a clean slate and a fresh start at any point in the year.
I'm starting out this year with a prayer of repentance in my heart and mouth and for blessings both through me and to me this year.
I chose 1 Peter 3:3-4 as a focus verse for this year (at some point this week I'll write it down so I can read it day after day). It says,
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."
Y'all, I really like outward adornment. I like the makeup and the hairstyles and the clothes and the shoes and the jewelry.
But I also like my Bible. I love my God (or am seeking to) and I love the people around me. I also want the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. These, my friends, are most important.
I recently became allergic to some makeup so that messed up my routine a bit. Why does it matter you ask? Because I've been wearing my makeup a little different and a lot less and it's made a difference in my confidence and in realizing the eternal things and the non-eternal things in life.
Blessing in disguise. :)
Some goals for this year are:
-Draw closer to God.
-Be confident in who I am as God's child.
-Be a godly woman more and more.
-Have a better attitude.
-Glorify God in all I do.
What are your goals for the year? What has God been speaking to your heart recently?