Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 Is All About...The King

I don't know about you but it always seems to me that New Years Day is a day of reflection. What did I do the previous year that I set out to do? Though I really don't do the whole New Year's Resolution thing anymore frankly because putting my goals in that light seems to always set me up to fail. However what I think about most on New Years is it is the hope for a new beginning. A clean slate to better myself and to draw even closer to God. So I thought I would give you a few ideas to do just that.

2014 is all about the King
  1. Spend the day with a prayerful mind and spirit: What is it that God is putting in your heart? Maybe it is working less and focusing on your family more. Or how about supporting a missionary family? The main thing is to keep your heart and mind open so that you can hear what it is God wants from you.
  2. While it is still fresh on your mind plan out a rough draft of your goal: My goal last year was to make more time for myself so that I could blog more. So I started out small 30 mins a day. I then just built it up little bit by little bit till I was able to not only blog on my own little corner of the internet world. I could even make time to blog for other great bloggers. This in turn is helping reach others in their walk with Christ. Do the same with the goal God sets on your heart. Then watch it grow into something amazing.


  3. Set a little time daily to talk with God: On New Years Day I put away my previous prayer journal and I start my new prayer journal. It is just like the New Year blank and ready to be filled with all the amazement, trails and triumphs the New Year is going to bring. I also enjoy looking at the previous years journal entries to see just how far my family and I came with God's help. Having a prayer journal also helps you remember to make time for just you and God.

  4. Keep your eye on the price: All through this new year you will face trials and temptations. After all you allowed God to help you pick the goals for this year. Trust in the vision of your goal. Know that as long as you are doing God's will you will succeed and don't let anything crush that knowledge. Cling to your Savior!!

I Pray that each one of you reading this will have a great successful 2014 as you make this year all about the King. That you will grow closer to God and develop a relationship to Him like none other. I hope that you enjoy the journey that God puts you on this year and that through this journey you learn to rely on Him solely and completely. Know that you are not alone and that above all you are loved.


Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him, 
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Bridget is a blogger over at Becoming A Godly Wife. There she shares her journey has a help met to her soul mate of 13 years, mother of their 4 children and child of God. You can also find her on FB , Twitter and Pinterest .

 
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26 comments:

Tassie Bauman Smith said...

I was just sitting here thinking about a plan for spiritual disciplines for the New Years-bible reading, prayer time, etc. I appreciate the difference in a plan and a resolution too!

A Little R & R said...

Isn't this a great post?? I was really challenged and blessed by it!

Bridget Childress said...

I am glad you liked it. I hope your 2014 is full of many blessing :)

Lisa notes... said...

Thanks for the encouragement to start 2014 off on the right foot. I started a new prayer journal a month ago and am enjoying filling it up.

Sarah Cross said...

I've got to invest in one of these prayer journal/notebooks. How often do you go back and read previous years? How many do you have? If I can be intrusive. :)

Bridget Childress said...

I have about 5 journals so far. I go and read different ones when I am feeling a bit down and am need of a bit of encouragement. My main reason for keeping them is more of a personal one. I want my children to be able to pull things from them after I am long gone and know that I to had many of the same struggles they are having. (This many pertains to my third child since she is my only daughter)

Laura Boggess said...

Yes, let's make it all about HIm! Many blessings to you in 2014, friend. Your words have been a blessing to me this past year.

A Little R & R said...

That is wonderful. I do prayer journals, too - and it is so great to go back and look through them to see what God has done in my life. Have a blessed new year!

A Little R & R said...

Thank you, Laura. You are such an encouragement to me. I am so blessed by each of your comments. I pray you have a wonderful and blessed new year.

Michal said...

I like that. Keep your eye on the price. My goal for the year was to make myself an actual, physical prayer closet. :) I have a large closet and don't need all that space. I thought maybe I would take a little chair in there and make a sweet spot for prayer.

patsy said...

Have not done my resolutions yet but I plan to make a plan! So many great ideas out there it's so hard to zero in on a few That will help me be more fruitful for the King! Blessings for the New Year! Patsy

Sarah {the fontenot four} said...

Thank you so much for linking up with Thankful Thursday. This is one of my goals as well - making more room for Him in my life. So glad you shared today. Happy New Year to you.

annette from A Net in Time said...

keep focused, keep moving forward....

Katherines Corner said...

Great Post. God bless. Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I am leaving some hugs on your sweet blog

Colletta said...

I love the idea of a clean slate! Here's my SS:

http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2014/01/spiritual-sunday-not-for-moment-1514.html



Colletta

Schotzy said...

Seeing God's kingdom and my place in it,,, serving, loving, and seeking the will of the Father, that is my key focus for 2014..

A Little R & R said...

That is a wonderful focus. I love that!!

A Little R & R said...

That is wonderful, thank you Colletta.

A Little R & R said...

Thank you for stopping by - and for hosting. God bless you, too!

A Little R & R said...

Amen!

A Little R & R said...

That is a wonderful goal, Sarah! Happy New Year to you, too!!

A Little R & R said...

A plan sounds like a great idea. I pray you have a blessed New Year!

A Little R & R said...

I love the idea of a physical prayer closet!

DaLynn McCoy said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing! I keep meaning to start a prayer journal; I just type so much faster than I write! A prayer blog? Yeah, like I need another blog to keep up with....

Anyway. Yes - The King! I hope He comes soon. I miss Him, in a weird, but He's still with me kind of way. Yeah I know. It's late.

Thanks for linking up!

charlotte71 said...

New beginnings are (almost) always good. Thank you for sharing your thoughts for the new year.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Brandy said...

I am working on this for 2014 myself! Thanks for sharing.