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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone!  I love the start of a new year.  I love to anticipate what the new year will bring and look toward it with Holy Expectations!  I got an end of the year email from my health club in Chicago with some questions about goals and accomplishments and thought I would alter the questions a bit to help me look at this past year and ahead to the next one.  No, my health club did not ask me questions about my faith - but their questions got me thinking about all areas of my life.  I hope you will find it useful, also.

  • What were my blessings in 2011?
  • How did I see the Lord work in my life?
  • In what ways am I closer to the Lord at the end of this year than I was at the beginning of the year?
  • What contributed to my spiritual growth the most?
  • What have I learned this year?
  • How can I apply what I learned to move forward in 2012? 
  • What does the Lord want for me in the year to come? in relationships? ministry? family? work?
  • How have I grown from the accomplishments and challenges of the past year?
  • What am I most grateful for as I reflect back on the year?
  • Who are my greatest supporters that I can rely on as I move forward?
  • How can I show my gratitude and appreciation to those who have supported me? 
  • How can I be an encouragement to others in my church?
  • How can I be involved in a small group Bible study?
  • What would I like to be different in the upcoming year?
  • What am I willing to do to make this change a reality?
  • What barriers do I anticipate and what strategies can I put into place to overcome these barriers?
  • What is the first step I need to take to get closer to my goals?

  • How do I get rid of these dots?
  • I don't know how to make these dots stop - so let's just live with it!  It is good to remind ourselves of the Lord's goodness to us - even in the struggles of life.  There are some years that we just as soon leave behind and some that we cling to.  Whatever the case may be for you - you can be assured that God's mercies are new every morning.  He has a plan for you and He is not surprised by the things that come your way.  He is walking beside you when all is well and when things are tough.  He is making you more like His Son.

  • Praying that this year brings you closer to the Lord as you follow Him - trusting Him to guide your steps, supply your needs and use your life to truly make a difference.  

  • Get excited~

1 comment:

  1. Chrisann! I have just started reading your blog. Love your perspective. It's a wonderful inspiration to me.
    PS Love the dots. Made me chuckle. :)