But this year I am seeing the value in setting some New Year's goals. Not setting unrealistic ideals for the sake of doing so that I know I won't keep . That is sort of pointless. But just reevaluating, being specific about some areas that I should and can make improvements in. Asking God to do something new in me. Here are some realistic goals I came up with, in no particular order...
*Read to/with my kids more.
*Be more purposeful about teaching them about people/stories from the Bible.
*Memorize more Scripture, and do so more with the kids/as a family. Even just a few passages a year would be awesome!
*Take more walks.
*Pray in faith for the salvation of the lost in my life.
*Give to others in new ways. Meet needs with no expectation of anything in return.
*Live with more faith. With confident assurance. Faith for daily bread, and for even scarier things like the future and the unknown. God is able. I need to trust Him more.
*Find a few extra dollars each month in our shoestring budget and tuck them away to do something fun later in the year with friends/family.
*Pray believing. Pray specifically. Stop being afraid or feeling guilty to approach the throne of grace for help in time of need, or for the impossible. With God, nothing is impossible.
*Be a better wife and mom, however that may look this year.
*Continue in The Word.
Here we go! Welcome, 2012. Each day is a gift from God, and a new year certainly is. Let's let God do a new thing in us this year!