For the last few years I have been selecting a word and a scripture to concentrate on for that year. 2011 was my year for the word "See" and I chose Psalm 131:1 - Lord, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don't concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp. By the end of the year I was amazed at how much I had seen and how much I realized what was too great or too awesome for me to grasp.
I spent a good part of December praying about what my word would be for 2012. It came to me one day when I was out organizing my garage (pictures to come in another post soon) the word for this year is "Simplify" and a few weeks ago the Lord showed me my verse for the year - Ephesians 3:20 - Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Already this year I have turned to this scripture several times and it gives me such peace that He is capable of things that I can't even imagine and that I have a part in that power. Wow, I think we are in for an exciting year. As far as the word "Simplify" - He is showing me that I must simplify my life in many areas, spiritually, emotionally and physically and boy am I ready. There is way to much clutter in my life causing me to loose focus, time and energy. I am going to prioritize and focus on those things that really matter to Him for me. What is your word and/or scripture for this new year?
Friday, January 6, 2012
Technology and I have what we would call a love/hate relationship. I have been without Internet at home for most of the week now and it has been one of the most frustrating yet productive weeks I have had in ages. There were so many things that I couldn't do and yet it made me realize just how much time I spend on the computer. Whether it is looking up issues/topics of interest, checking emails, Facebook, recipes, school stuff etc. it is amazing how much time is eaten away. Now there is a lot of benefit these days to having access to all this information, but my eyes were opened to the amount of time spent here at my desk vs. the kitchen, the laundry pile, outside. No wonder I'm always behind! Anyways, I'm going to strive for balance in the future. I also discovered that when I don't have Internet I eat a lot of chocolate, or maybe that is because we still have a lot left over from Christmas, no, I think it was due to the fact that I didn't have Internet :)