After trying to sleep for hours I finally decided to just get up and blog! Happy 3rd day of 2014! As, I have been laying in bed my mind as been busy with a lot going through it such as new year's resolutions. I had not planned on making any, but when you can't sleep you think and God speaks.
So. . .here they are my three goals for 2014 with objects as well. :)
Goal #1 To Love
"We love Him [Jesus] because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
" . . .love one another as I have loved you." John 15:12
How do I truly love others? Grace! That is how God has shown me love so that is how I can show love.
Objective #1 daily receive God's grace.
Objective #2 daily read God's Word so I am full of His love to share.
Goal #2 To Joy
"Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!" Psalm 32:11
"You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11
I miss out on so much joy just because I don't stop to recognize the moment. Every moment is from God and thus joy can be found in it if we look.
Objective #1 stop and recognize the moment.
Objective #2 give thanks!
Goal #3 To Rest
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
The cares of the world wear me out! And stress me out! The Lord's cares may be tiring as well, but they will bring peace to my soul.
Objective #1 read God's Word so I know His burden.
Objective #2 drop the cares of the world just like Peter, Andrew, John and James (Matthew 4:18-22)did and follow Jesus.