Sunday, December 31, 2006
My scripture for the year...Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3
I've been meditating on this scripture a lot lately...I'm asking God to bring to light everything that hinders and entangles me from being the woman, wife, mom, that I am called to be. Besides the Word of God, a book called A Minute of Margin by Richard A. Swenson, MD, has helped me in this area of my life, though I have not attained it...Anyway, I've realized that life on this earth has become quite complicated since Jesus' days...actually since Noah's days. I want to serve Him simply...I want to love people the way He did, I want to pray for them to be healed, reconciled to God, restored to wholeness. I want to follow His directions quite simply, without the complications, without the distractions...I'm not making a New Year's resolution, as Jesus says to take one day at a time. I'm making a daily plan of passionate pursuit...it just happens to be a New Year.