Welcome to December 31, 2010: the springboard for a fabulous new year.
How do you intend to spend 2011?
On Wednesday I shared a post about what God had laid on my heart for the new year. I will be joining the 90 Day Bible Challenge (if you'd like to hop on board, click the button on my sidebar and go sign up with Mom's Toolbox), as well as doing one prayer/activation challenge each month during this time (Jan-Mar). As a family, we've also set our own goals for corporate worship and I encourage you to do the same; getting the kids and hubby on board in any way at all will revolutionize your home! I'm really excited about these things as I know they are God-inspired and that my obedience to His leading is going to open up the floodgates of blessing in our home and over our lives.
I have resolved to be consistent in my walk with God, to jealously guard and invest my time so that it makes an impact in the lives of my family and for God, and to step outside of my comfortable boundaries so that God can stretch me further. My word for this year is PURPOSE and my theme is Walking Intentionally with Excellence.
I'm hoping that each of you has resolved in your heart to make some positive changes as well, and I want to encourage you to articulate them on your blog today and to link up with me today and each Friday as we discuss our commitments, progress, and God's faithfulness as we walk them out. Today, I challenge to you to come up with 3 goals for this new season in your life and either a key word or a purpose statement to help you stay on track. If you are joining us, link up! I think that our praying for one another, shared encouragement, and the accountability of checking in each week will really make a difference.
Also, author Sue Taylor will be joining us on this journey and sharing on her blog "The Writer's Block" each Monday, so you can start your week with some encouragement and wisdom there and end it here at Graceful Abandon with your link up to tell us how you're doing. Sue is an inspiring author, awesomely encouraging woman of God, homeschooling mom, and all around cool person; I'm sure you'll enjoy getting to know her over the next 90 days.
Be blessed and have a wonderful New Year's Eve!
A Quick Note about the Faithful Friday button...feel free to right click and grab it so you can use it on your Faithful Friday posts (you can always adjust the size once you paste it into your post), but I would like it if everyone could link back to this blog...thanks. I picked the picture of wheat because I believe that these challenges are seeds we are sowing that will reap a BOUNTIFUL harvest in our families...and I will be praying for each of you and your homes each week!