I’m back! I took a little hiatus from blogging to spend time with my family. My husband had off from work for a week and I wanted to enjoy every moment with him and my son. Let me begin by saying Happy New Year! My prayer is that the Lord will continue to bless you and your families as you strive to be the women, wives and mothers that God’s called you to be.
I resolve to…
Philippians 2:4 (NRSV) “Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”
As I’ve been reflecting on entering into a new year, I’ve thought about what I am going to resolve and commit myself to do, and the first thing that came to my mind (I’m certain by the whispering of the Holy Spirit) is to live a more selfless life. Yes, my priorities have changed since becoming a wife and mother, but I believe the Lord wants to me to go even deeper. He wants complete and utter surrender. I know the Lord wants me to surrender certain behaviors, attitudes and selfish ambition so that he can continue his perfecting work in me. And the Holy Spirit has shown me that surrendering these things will greatly impact my marriage and my son. There are generational things in my family that I never want my son to deal with, so I’m going to live more selflessly and surrender those things to the Holy Spirit. I know that if I harken unto the voice of the Holy Spirit, he’ll be faithful to do that which he said he would do and that’s conform me to the image of Christ who, “though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross” Philippians 2:6–8 (NRSV).
The key words in this scripture that I’m focusing on that I believe will help all of us are:
These are my focal words for this year. I’m going to empty myself of all negative and ungodly behaviors, attitudes and ambition. I’m going to humble myself and think more of others when I speak and interact with people, beginning in my home, and I’m going to be obedient to God.
This is what I’m resolving to do in the New Year. What are some of your resolutions?