See ya later 2018!  You’ve been great, but I’m so excited for 2019!  Why? I just have a feeling. I feel so blessed at this moment.  Yes, we’ve had ups and downs and things aren’t perfect, but I cannot even begin to count our blessings from 2018, and I FEEL it all rolling into 2019 in an even bigger way.

One thing I’ve really taken away from the last 5 or so years is the power of prayer.  I also feel deeply impacted by those around me. I spent many years praying for a baby and my own life, but this past year, I’ve spent a lot more time praying for others.  Is it because I’m changing? Is it because I’m now a mom? Is it because I’m getting older? (not that much older, I’m still 29 and very wise for my age) I think it’s a combination, and I like it.  My truly selfish me is getting some push back these days, and it’s a good thing. I’m just one of those slow to learn kinda folk.

My word for 2019 is PRAY!  Not prayer, but PRAY. Action.

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A word that encourages me to go and DO IT.  Not just think about it. Not just ponder the power of prayer.  Not just listen to my pastor preach about it. But sit in the presence of my almighty Father and PRAY to him.  Every. Day. It’s a beautiful action. It’s the time I get to be a child and let my emotions and thoughts and fear be truly real.  I can be confused and sad and happy and thankful and angry and God is there, and He can handle it. All of it. He’s the only one who can handle it all and do something about it when I don’t have control or power to do anything about it on my own.  I’ve found myself in this type of position a lot in the last five years or so. Not in control when that’s all I really want.

So why don’t I spend more time in prayer getting to know my God better and deeper and lean on Him and into His word and thank Him and ask for big things in His name?  I’m worldly. And sometimes my priorities get all outta whack, and God has to bring perspective back. Again, I’m slow to the take sometimes.

So that’s my word for 2019.  That’s my action for 2019. Yes, there are other things I’m focusing on this year.  I want to read more. I want to eat a little healthier this year. I want to live in the moment more.  I want to really want to be more purposeful in my oily business that I love.

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BUT…. I want to build up my relationship with God above all, and I know that everything else will be taken care of whether it’s easy or hard.   

I’m starting my prayer / gratitude journal to help me stay accountable and to be able to look back on the year and SEE those prayers. See how my prayer life changes me.

So what’s your word for this year?  Is is a word to ponder or is it a word that encourages action? Let’s crush 2019!

 

Blessings,
April

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