Friday, January 01, 2010

January 1, 2010

I was reading my bloggy friend Paula's post. As she talked about her goals she listed An Imperfect Perfection's post discussing a word list for 2010. I've decided to also adopt a word list. See mine below:

My word list for 2010
Using Galatians 5:22-23
"22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law."
I will add honor, obey and praise to make up 12. Each month I will focus on each word as a theme for that month.

2010 Monthly Word list
January: Joy
February: Love
March: Peace
April: Longsuffering (enduring persecution)
May: Kindness
June: Goodness
July: Faithfullness
August: Gentleness
September: Self-control
October: Honor
November: Obedience
December: Praise

These lines below are from "The Gate of the Year," a poem written in 1908 by Minnie Louise Haskins:
I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
"Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown."
And he replied, "Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!"

"God holds the future in His hands
With grace sufficient day by day;
Through good or ill He gently leads,
If we but let Him have His way." --Rohrs

My prayer is that each one of you will adopt something or create something for the coming year to grow your relationship with the LORD!

Happy New Year!