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My husband I are both very spiritual people. God has always been very important to us but lately we have made a conscious effort to welcome Him into our lives in every way possible. I spoke to you in my last blog about goals and resolutions for the new year which I decided to break down into three goals for 30 days. But, one goal that will continue throughout the whole year will be my relationship with God.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Philippians 4:13

One of my resolutions has been to wake up in the mornings to spend time talking with God and praying about my day. This helps me so much. I must admit this is my hardest goal to accomplish thus far. I am NOT a morning person! But, when I do it, I notice so much of a difference in my day. I walk into my day with a purpose to serve God. I turn away from gossip and petty annoyances with ease. I focus on the good. On my lunch break instead of reading magazines, I take a moment to read Joyce Meyer’s devotional on my phone, which inspires me and helps me through the rest of my day.
joy is portable

Nightly my husband and I are reading The Love Dare Couple’s Devotional together which sometimes gives us Bible verses to focus on and sometimes just ideas on how to strengthen our marriage through God’s love. And before we go to bed, we read our One Year Bible. It allows us to read a little each night from the old testament and new. I really can’t tell you how much this has helped our marriage and my peace of mind. I fall asleep knowing that God will take care of us. I wake up knowing the same. I have spent so many days feeling empty, wondering what my purpose was. God has filled my heart with joy. I know my purpose for life is for Him. I was selfish in the past and wanting to validate myself by accomplishing things I felt would make me feel important in this lifetime. As I look back on my life, I can see where God has been pulling me closer to Him all along.

My purpose of this blog is not to show you how great I am by doing these things but by doing these things how great I feel. I never want to offend anyone by pushing religion on you.There was a time I resisted in my heart long ago and now my heart is pouring over with joy. Not because we have so much money, not because we are so successful, not because I am always happy, but because my God has given me peace. He has given me strength. I want that for you too.

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