in 2009 what are you setting out to accomplish?
is it to change your home?
change your life?
change your community?
change your world?
change your relationships, finances, appearance, etc...?
I want 2009 the year i change my heart!
i want to be a more compassionate, loving mom. i want my kids to love being home and to want to have there friends over.
i want to change my bad habits and be healthier for the sake of my family ,to make good positive decisions and be a good example to my family.
i want my kids to love home schooling next year and to know that God is a working vessel in all of our lives if we allow him to be.
i want to teach my kids how to be good stewards of the things that God has blessed us with. and how we need to help others. Show them that God honors the fact that we tithe and give to the church and ministries.
i want to be a good leader to the women in my MOPS group. i want them to see Christ through me and i want them to want him a part of there lives if they do not know him yet.
i want to show love to those people around us who seem unlovable.
i want to teach my kids to have a heart for the lost and those who are truly living without. i want them to see how blessed they are to have warm beds at nights, clean sheets and full bellies. how as moms do we do all that?!
i think sometimes as moms we sell ourselves short. we think we can barely get by through the day with all these kids, take a shower(or not) and throw something on the table for dinner. What awesome opportunities we have ladies to minister to our own families, we may be raising the next missionaries, presidents, or a daughter who knows how important of a role her mom had in her life and that she wants to grow up and be just like us, or sons who see the sacrifice there daddies gave the family by working so hard so that we (the mommies) can sty home with our kids....
i think we do it by changing our hearts. if we give those things over to the Lord he will mold us and shape us to the women that he wants us to be. i may not be all those things i just listed in 2009 but with the Lords help i hope to accomplish some. what about you what do you want to change in 2009?
my first memory verse for 2009 seems to be perfect!!!
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.