Monday, January 2, 2012

thoughts for 2012

I'm not a deep and thorough writer like my hubby is but I do enjoy getting my thoughts outs through a little writing. I'm also not one to make grand New Year goals and meditate on the past and plan for the future. Again, my hubby owns that skill. But I do enjoy some time to open myself up to new things and reminding myself through prayer, writing, and reading that my life is not my own. So what will I do this year to seek more of Him and less of me? I don't have a list, but I have a prayer-that I would write these words of Philippians 2:1-18 on my heart and live them out in every high, low, joy, sorrow, hurt, or laughter. That Christ would be my all, be my fixation, and His glory would be my aim. That I would walk in humility whatever road He leads me down. And that my faith would deepen in my Savior with remains Faithfully the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

"Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain. But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me."

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Your thoughts for 2012 are a lot deeper than mine. Miss you. Here's hoping we see your faces in the next year!