Okay so 2009 didn’t start off like I had hoped it would but who wishes to be putting their head in the toilet due to illness while the ball is dropping? Lucky for me my IT guy lives with me and was able to update my theme for the New Year (and that the old one has been up for 2 years now and needs to have a new look).
My 2009 word is: Growth or Growing
My verse: Ephesians 4: 15 “Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the head, that is, Christ.”
This year is going to be about Growth. Now that I have a good routine of Bible Reading a praying it is time I growth further in Christ. I hoping to grow more in outreach, serving, prayer time, ect. I want to grow closer to Christ and be more like him.I know that by having the good foundation that I have now that it will be easier to do and keeping to a good routine will be the best way to get this done. Although this is not always easy to do with 2 small children.
I also want to grow my children’s relationship with him.Now that I have feed myself a little bit I need to be more intentional in teaching my children. I am not sure how this is going to go yet but am looking into things. I thought that I would start with their papers that they get sent home from church. I haven’t been really good about reading them and doing more on what they are learning in church but know that I could do better. I know that through Chris and I that the kids are going to learn most of their lessons about Christ, because they are our first diciples. I am looking forward to hearing them talk more and pray more. Not just the little prayer at dinner that we have been saying. So I am open for ideas if you have any.
In the end of 2008 I started meeting with Penny to get to know her better. This year I hope that we will grow even closer in our relationship. I look forward to the Fridays that her and I get together for coffee and get to chat. I hope that God will continue to provide that time for us and to use one another to spur each other on. I know that after I meet with her so far that my heart just bust with joy. I have for many years now been asking God for a BFF and do to my patients (something I don’t always have) and persistance, God has provide me with one in the right time. I know that God is working on us and I am praying for more growth between us.
This year is also a year for educational growth as I continue on my mission to be become an RN. I know that I have started back to school at the end of 2008 but 2009 offers more knowledge. I learn new things all the time from the girls at work and try to soak up as much as I can. I can’t wait to get my feet wet in clinicals. I am also praying that durning this time that God puts a place of nursing interest on my heart. I would love to stay and do Labor and Delivery but sometimes I don’t feel God calling me that way. I feel like God is calling me to heal hearts for him. Real broken human hearts. I am not sure though. I pray that through this time of my education that God places a light to my path.
Of course I continue to pray for Chris and I marriage that we may continue to grow together as one. May we be a team and work together in raising our children. May we pray and read together more often. I know that I pray for Chris all the time. This is his year of FOCUS. I will pray that he finds his focus and continues to grow.
One of the things that will also be growing this year will be the space in my house. Chris and I have both wanted to get the house organized and it may take us all year but I will find the floors, counters, and basement in my house. I am reaching the poing where if hte clutter grows any further I am going to loose my mind. So for a least an hour on Saturday and Sunday everyweek we will be working on getting thing into a proper home.
The one part of my family that I am hoping for no growth is in numbers. Yes I love Ephriam and Kendra but I am not ready for another baby in the house. I have a lot of other growing to get done before that can be done. Once my education is done, maybe. We will see how things go. I also know that my plans are not God’s plans and everything could change in an intstant.
So here is a year of Growth done with love for Christ.