Last Year Versus This Year

January 17, 2009

There have been some things that I have been thinking about lately. What makes this year so different from last year?

  1. Older….
  2. Wiser…
  3. Stronger…
  4. Better…
  5. Determined…
  6. Prayerful…
  7. Busier…
  8. Helpful…
  9. Stressed…
  10. Blessed…

I wrote the above as they came to my mind. Now…what do I need to focus on?

  1. Be Prayerful
  2. Be Walking In The Spirit
  3. Be Prepared both in season and out of season
  4. Be Proactive
  5. Be Gracious
  6. Be Prayerful
  7. Be who Jesus Wants Me To Be…Like Him
  8. Be always with Praise in My Mouth
  9. Be Helpful
  10. Be Prayerful

I can’t help but think about being prayerful. David prayed at least three times a day…morning, noon and night. Daniel prayed at least three times a day. Jesus prayed always…but you will notice in scripture that he prays often early in the morning. You see Jesus didn’t do anything during the day unless he had spoken with the Father. Jesus was given his direction, or some would say his marching orders, for the day. I believe that if Jesus had not done this every day he could not been in complete alignment with God’s plan. I know that Jesus was the Son of God and part of the triune, yet…you know that he was like us, yet without sin.

How many times have I missed an opportunity to pray with someone or for someone when I have been too busy with whatever I was doing. I know that God has been working on me to pray without ceasing. That means if it is a quick, “Guide me Father.” I am praying. So many times lately God has been placing people in my path to pray for. They often ask me to pray for them. I find myself when they say this doing it right away. I know this is what God wants me to do. Many times you hear someone say to someone else…pray for me. Well….do we? Let me always LORD to do it RIGHT AWAY!

I would ask that each of you pray for me as I continue to do God’s will for my life. That I be sensitive to what he has for me THAT day. Not for the upcoming days..but THAT day. I know he gives us glimpses into the future so that we can prepare and anticipate what is coming next. But I find myself needing strength for that particular day as my call is expanded and enlarged to something greater than what it is right now. I ask for wisdom and discernment into how to orchestrate administratively those things that are happening. I need God’s help in learning to trust people and to let go of those things that so easily beset me. I need to learn to press DELETE. I need to have God direct me and not me direct me.

Much love to all of you.

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2 Responses to “Last Year Versus This Year”

  1. MizB Says:

    Hi, there! I found your blog, today, via Magnanimity and her blog… great stuff you’ve got here!

    You wrote: I know he gives us glimpses into the future so that we can prepare and anticipate what is coming next. But I find myself needing strength for that particular day as my call is expanded and enlarged to something greater than what it is right now.

    My question: Do you really believe that ‘God gives us glimpses into the future so that we can prepare and anticipate what’s coming next’? I ask because I’ve often thought He does, but then doubted myself because of what others have said to me. I mean, God’s seemingly given me a heads-up on some things, and backed them up, so I have reason to believe it was true… but like I said, I go on having twinges of doubt from time-to-time. ๐Ÿ˜• It’d be nice to know I wasn’t the only one that believed that… I wouldn’t feel so silly! LOL


  2. I absolutely do believe he gives us glimpses! Now the definition of a glimpse, to me is this: “to take a brief look”. He gave Abraham, David, Jeremiah, Isaiah and so many others in the bible a glimpse into His kingdom and His son.

    For example, one time I was told that God was going to humble me. This person did not even know me. In fact, I didn’t understand what they were talking about. It was a couple of years later that I remembered the word spoken to me (the vessel He used) and then the situation where he actual did it (humbled me).

    Also I think we, as His children, don’t think that it is God talking to us because it is not the way “we think it should happen.” God is so much bigger than the way “we think”. In fact He said that His ways were not our ways. His thoughts were not our thoughts. Sounds like he knows what He is doing…to me.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So…if He is the same yesterday, today and forever, it seems that He has certain characteristics and methods that are constant.

    By the way…I usually don’t believe everything someone tells me. I find that God has my back and I believe everything *He tells me* through His word….I’m fearfully and wonderfully made. I am the head and not the tail. He is my strong tower, my fortress, my strength…okay…I’ve got to stop or I might really get excited!

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m going to head over to your blog now.


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