Where does the time go? 2010. I can hardly believe it. Another year gone by, another year older and hopefully a little wiser. As I ended 2009 thankful for so many blessings I began to think about what I wanted for 2010. Good health, prosperity, safety for my family, smaller clothes size, all the things one normally wishes for a new year. But I want something different this year. To quote someone I read once, "I want me a Jesus year." I want a prayer life that is ablaze. I want to gain wisdom this year not simply knowledge as I go through my bible studies with my study peeps. I want to apply God's principles to my life and my family, friends and strangers to see Him in me. Why? Because the older I get, I grow to realize He is It. Everything. The only thing. Does my life always reflect that I know that? Unfortunately no it does not. I want it to though. I want it to more than I want to lose weight, more than I want to eat healthier, more than I want to have financial success, more than any worldly thing I can think of.
Last year I did the scripture memorization with the LPM siestas. What a joy. I am sad it is over. But then I realized it doesn't have to be. I can continue to do it on my own little blog with my six followers!! So .....I shall. I have been asking the Lord to reveal what He wants on my heart as the new year begins. This morning as I read my Streams in the Desert devotional the following scripture stood out to me:
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe you have received it, and it will be yours."
Don't you just love how sometimes when you read a scripture it is as though God says it with your name in front of it? So that is my memory verse for January 1. I will commit that to my heart and ask for wisdom, and a prayer life that is ablaze and for more of you Jesus.
Join me if you like, leave your memory verse you are committing to learn in the comments section and lets just dare to have us a "Jesus year."