Tuesday, January 4, 2011

And On to New Year's Resolutions...

Happy 2011!

The TV commercials for weight loss supplements have started again, along with sales at fitness stores and reduced gym membership prices. If I had the power to "make" 2011 more promising (which I promise the Big Man upstairs not to try), I would resolve for this....

More QT with God. A semester long Bible study has woken me up to God again, and helped to give me the verse of fresh air that I needed to hear-loud and clear (posted at the top of my blog):

Jeremiah 29:11"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future."

Wow. I never thought I could memorize scripture, but lo-and behold this one spoke loud and clear to me, and now, I can spout it off like like a sweet song. 2010 had me in a job I didn't love, driving to country towns I could care less to see, and working with pompous people who could care less that I drove 2 hours to see them. God placed this beautiful verse in my lap and promised me that he had a plan. A BIG plan ,and all I had to do was wait for it to unfold--and TRUST him.  And sure enough, by the end of 2010 he delivered a beautiful, exciting job right in my lap. PTL!! So it is time to wake up early, open up my Bible and sit my butt down for more exciting and earth shattering verses that are sure to wake up my heart for Jesus!

Tithing.

"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Ok so this is so simple and elementary but my long story short is that I was in between THREE churches at once (serving in nursery at one, bible study at another, and church services at another). God and my sweet sister had really pressed upon my heart to narrow it down to at least two and plant both of my feet in one church community. And until I was there, I kept wondering, which church should I tithe to? All three? My favorite? I basically had plenty of reasons not to share the money that God had provided to me. And then I gave my notice at the first church that I would no longer be serving in nursery. Whew. Down to 2. I then started attending church number 3 weekly, and I kept hearing God tell me that this was not my money, but His. So on Dec 13th, after years of not tithing-I tithed. (Not at all bragging--wait for the awesomeness of God to follow...) On December 15th the church cashed my check and guess what else happened December 15th? I got my job offer for my new job!! Now I just don't believe in coincidences...Here I am, patiently waiting for God to provide me deliverance from this icky job situation and NOT obeying him, and then I take that one simple measure to be an obedient follower of Christ and he showered his blessings on me! This is what Klove would call a WOW God moment!

And Don't forget Weight Loss...
Of course I wouldn't mind losing 5lbs...but luckily last New Years I scored a sweet treadmill of Craigslist.org for almost nothing and plan to hike my 5lbs too heavy behind up to the attic to run off the many cake balls that have come to move in [temporarily] to my hips.

1 comment:

  1. Great post to begin the year my new friend. I also added you to my blog roll. Happy New Year. 2011 is the year of the Lord's favor. Hugs, Lynn

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