Friday, January 31, 2014

2014 goal setting V IV

Eeeeeeeek!  How is it the last day of January?  Crazy!  This year I have taken the entire month of January to plan and prepare for 2014 - setting goals, and creating action plans to accomplish these goals - all with the help of Lara Casey's Powersheets.  And to be honest, I kinda love it.  I love feeling prepared and having accountability.  I love taking time and prayer to decide on goals for the new year.  I'm thinking this may be a thing for me from now on...

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But ok!  My 5th a final goal for 2014 - and probably the most important one!

Goal 5  //  To make my relationship with Jesus a priority and commit to prayer.
This year I want to seek Him even more.  With more of my heart, more of my mind and more of my time.  You see, I'm pretty selfish with my time - especially since having a baby.  It's like I get a few free seconds and tend to waste them "relaxing" or laying on the couch watching empty TV.  Not anymore.  This year I am committing to taking my extra seconds, minutes and hours - and even that time that is not "extra" - and spending with Him.  Mostly in prayer.  Honestly, I struggle with prayer.  The dicipline of it.  Sure I pray when I wake up, before meals and when I go to bed, but rarely do I carve out time during my day to truly commit to prayer - other than the two second "Lord, Help me!" prayer.  I spend time reading devotionals and listening to praise music, but again, it's the "still" time that I am missing.  So this year, I'm hoping to commit to time and prayer - even when I don't feel like I have anything to say.  

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So there they are!  My five goals!  If you missed the other parts of this series you can find them here:

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4 comments:

Linh Vo said...

Love this post :) My hubby and I are firm believers that in order for our relationship to thrive, we must believe in something OTHER than ourselves (meaning each other) because although we love each other very much, it just isn't enough. That's why faith is such a huge part of our relationship and we know the Big Guy is guiding us and helping us. Have a wonderful weekend!
Linh
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The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Beautiful verses, my friend!

»♥ Blessed2B3 ♥« said...

Lovely post, beautiful picture quotes. I also made it a goal to seek God. We only can be thankful for all he's done for us. I wish you the best in completing this last goal. Which I find to be extra important, having that time to express our self to him.

NShea said...

Love this post!!! Great verse! I'm trying to read the entire Bible this year, which is also giving me time to just sit, reflect, and pray.