It’s the new year already and I am still trying to adapt to the fact that we already had Christmas. I am fairly sure this is the quickest year I have ever experienced so I am hopeful that 2016 goes a little bit more slowly.
I have been doing a few things in the last few months as far as changes go. I don’t want to make a New Years resolution because they seem to be broken so easily, so I decided to make some changes that were placed on my heart in the last few months.
The first thing placed on my heart was to quit spending. I know that sounds cliché but it really isn’t. I paid bills this month and all but one was a credit card and it was over 600 dollars for my minimum payments. I only make about 1000 a month so as you can see this is ridiculous. I need to purpose to spend less, use what I have, love what I have and quit bringing more stuff into the house. Another reason I want to quit spending is because of my back. As many of you know I have degenerative disc disease and RA in my lower back and hips. Cleaning is hard on my body and I am sick of having to hurt myself to clean up. I feel like I live in a constant state of chaos and I really need to just clear the clutter out and spending isn’t going to bring me clutter peace, donating what I don’t love, getting rid of what’s broken and not bringing in more things is what will ultimately make my space more enjoyable and be the best for my health.
The second thing I am doing is reading through the Bible. I have done this a few times when I was much younger, but now that I am older it seems to be something I begin and never finish. It is hard to stay on track. I am using Bible Gateway’s Chronological reading plan and began it in December with the idea that if I could keep up during the most-busiest time of the year then I had no excuse the rest of the year. I did fall behind a few days but catching up has been relatively easy and reading through the Bible chronologically is actually a lot of fun!!
The third thing is reading more in general. I really love to read and while I reach my book reading goals each year I really want to read more books for pleasure. I have spent so much time watching nonsense videos and such over the past year while feeling sorry for myself from pain and really, I could have been reading and doing something to exercise my brain on the many days that I have been laid up on pain medications. There really is something extra depressing when someone asks what you did that day and you say you watched YouTube and nothing else. See what I am saying? I just want to make the time count. So more books of all genres are on my list!
Lastly, I want to get organized. Not everything is labelled organized, but rather have a schedule for posts and take more photographs and take the time to really put in the work for blogging and reading and maybe even some videos! I also want to share more about Plexus and my Plexus journey and how much it has changed my life.
I lied, one last thing. I want to pray harder for people who don’t believe in God. I want to pray that they will come to know God and be saved. I want you to join me in prayer and I want us to use the power of the tongue to bring about change. In a world that seems to be falling apart the one and only thing that we have as Christians is God and His amazing gift of salvation. I want that for so many friends and relatives and people who I don’t even know. I don’t want any of us to have to say goodbye to someone and us not know if they were believers. I want faith to pour out of everyone in a way that can’t be missed!! So, I am going to pray for atheists, and people who are of a different faith. I am not going to go and try and convert them unless God places that on my heart. I am simply going to share my faith and pray that they will be changed by the miracles I get to witness every single day!!
What has God placed on your heart recently? Do you have a New Years resolution or are you making some lifestyle changes? Would love to know how everyone else is ringing in the New Year!!