HAPPY NEW YEAR BlogFam!!!
I just want you to know that I only have one defining truth as I begin this brand new year. I do not have a list of things that I have resolved to do or not to do. I have ONE thing that impressed my heart in prayer on this morning and I will share my prayer, my defining truth for 2014 with all of you...
Lord, YOU are my one true love and I want to love you extravagantly!
I know that this might not be much to you, but loving God with EVERYTHING is the least that I can do for all that God has done for me. I have definitely loved people and I have been in love but there s NO love in my life that can remotely compare to the love I know that God has for me. And being reminded of that truth, I want to do so much better in the ways I love My God back.
There are two ways I want to do begin to do this:
FIRST - I want my love for God to embody one of my many favorite passages of scripture: Philippians 3:10-11 [AMPL]
10 [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]
11 That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].
SECONDLY - I want to recommit to giving God the BEST and my FAVORITE part of the day which is the morning.
Psalm 63:1-4 [KJV]
1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
AND I also enjoy The Message version of this same passage...
Psalm 63:1-4 [MSG]
1-2 God—you’re my God!
I can’t get enough of you!
I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God,
traveling across dry and weary deserts.
2-4 So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open,
drinking in your strength and glory.
In your generous love I am really living at last!
My lips brim praises like fountains.
I bless you every time I take a breath;
My arms wave like banners of praise to you.
So, that is it BlogFam!
I want to spend my year IN Love!
I want to spend this year giving and receiving AGAPE LOVE... What about you?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HAPPY NEW LOVE!
God LOVES You and I Do Too!
P.S. - The 2014 My VISION FAST begins on Monday, January 6, 2014!!! PLEASE visit www.MyVisionFast.com for more information!!! I hope that you will join men and women from all over the country as we fast and pray to SEEK and to SEE God's VISION for our lives!