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2011... has it got you thinking?

2011 is here!  In fact it is already January 4th and I am finally sitting down to ponder what God wants from me in this new year!  

Today I was washing loads and loads of laundry as I am preparing for our baby boy to come in March.  I was so blessed by some friends who gave us loads and loads of baby clothes.  :)  But as I was preparing for baby my mind kept wandering and thinking about this year.  

A few weeks ago I was at church when my pastor said he heard a message that the pastor said "what do you need to start, stop, or keeping doing?"  It got me thinking.... a lot!  What do i need to stop??  I know there are things I need to stop!  Start??  What does he want me to do? Keep doing??  What things am I doing that I need to continue to keep doing??  Seems so trivial but really it has been mind boggling to me.  

I am a women of GOD and my desire is to do his will, but lately I have been feeling a little lost in the shuffle of every day.  Well, I'm rebuking that... I am going to be walking in peace and joy doing what the will of the Father is.  

Currently I have a awesome husband who is a youth pastor and we have a 3 year old girl who is amazing.  Soon we will have our little boy so one thing that is very clear to me is my role as a wife and mom.  That is obviously something that I need to KEEP DOING.  I know I can improve on being a wife and mother.  So let me focus on that part just for a little bit.  How can I be a better wife and mother?  The first obvious answer to me is praying often and consistently.  I have this little book of 31 days of prayer for my husband that I am challenging myself with to remind me to pray for him daily.  So far I am enjoying it and I think I should create one for praying for your child/children.  :)  As a wife and mother I want to do a better job of things at home, organization, cleaning, cooking, and even loving!  

As for working I work part time at the YMCA (5-8 hours a week) and I substitute teach at the local school district.  I volunteer a lot of time at our church, helping my husband with youth, helping on Thursdays with Awana, Sunday School coordinator, and cleaning.  So it is clear to see that is a load and it has been increasingly on my mind about what I need to keep doing and what I need to stop!  I am seeking HIM for some help and direction in decisions and waiting for his peace to make any decisions.  

As for other things likes goals or dreams or aspirations... i am trying to determine what is just from me and what the Lord has placed on my heart.  I know God will give me the desires of my heart so i need to follow those things!

Well, that is all for one day!  Look for more in the next day or two on my 2011 goals on what I need to start, stop, or keep doing!


April said…
I forgot to add this scripture:

"Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart" Ps. 37:4.

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