In the past I have written down goals on January 1st and then never looked at them again. This year I pulled them out repeatedly and looked at the collage I had made. I also painted a picture with my goals on it and hung it in my livingroom.
All of these things were helpful and so I decided to do that again this year. I wondered if the whole process was a one time thing. I wondered if it would happen again like it did last year. I loved my last year's goals so much I really thought about extending them for another year and skipping the process but I knew that I was heading into a different stage of my journey and needed my goals to be fresh.
I took a few hours this past week to go through Soul Reflections again and the praying, listening and searching process and I was not disappointed. I was surprised by the outcome just like last year and I am anticipating what it all means.
I don't have the specific goals completed yet, I will work on that this coming week but I do have what my focus will be and some verses to guide me in creating those goals.
My word for 2011
additional words: health - replenish - celebrate - thanks - love
Verses for 2011
The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy
making wise the simple.
the commandments of the LORD are right,
bringing joy to the heart
And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your LORD,
you must continue to live in obedience to Him.
Let your roots grow down into Him
and draw up nourishment from Him,
so you will grow in faith,
strong and vigorous
in the truth you were taught.
Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving
for all He has done.
Ephesians 5: 1-2
Follow God's example in everything you do,
because you are His dear children.
Live a life filled with love for others
following the example of Christ,
who loved you and gave Himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins.
And God was pleased,
because that sacrifice was like sweet perfume to Him.
Excerpt from Jesus Calling
Rejoice as we journey together in intimate communion.
Enjoy the adventure of finding yourself through loosing yourself in Me.
I wish you all a Happy New Year!
May you find love and joy and peace in all you do and experience in the coming days and year.
Love to you all,