At least I hope to have a new me. I don't make resolutions per se, but I do make goals. This is a new year and I have purposed in my heart to reach improve my physical health and fitness, my Spiritual walk with my Lord, my calling as wife and mother. Goals...they are easy to set but oh so hard to attain. I have been praying for the Lord to show me the things I need to change in me, to remove, to get stronger in and that I will listen to what He is telling me. The thing is, when you pray that prayer....He WILL tell you. Do not ask unless you want to know. Some of the things He will show you will shock you and you will think how in the world did that get there. Some of the things you will hear Him say...good job, well done and it is the very thing you thought you were failing the most at. You see our Father looks at us differently than we look at ourselves. I am going to work to attain the high mark of my calling in Christ Jesus. I want to be deeper in Him and by doing that...all other things will fall into place.
seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you, Matthew 6:34
What does that mean..seek ye first? It means we are seeking with an open, honest, heart of love to please God. It does NOT mean we are perfect at it yet. It does not mean we get it right all the time. It's about the heart attitude and seeking to please Him. It doesn't mean we can excuse behavior that is not acceptable to the Lord, with "I am only human". However, it does mean when we mess up, because we all will, that Jesus will help us through, pick up up and help us to stand.
What does it mean and "all these things will be added unto you". It means the things that God wants to be added. When we are truly seeking Him, the things we want line up to His will. That means sometimes we end up letting go of one thing and grasping a hold of another thing that is better because HE replaced it. It means new hope that all things will work together for the good of those who serve Him.
Lord, teach me, train me....grow me that I may be who and what you want me to be.