Happy New Year!

It is officially 2017… actually it has been 2017 for a few days now!  Last year I wanted to dwell on a word for the year. (Well, I wanted to do that in 2015, too, but I forgot my word by the time December came around!)

Anyway, 2016’s word was HYDRATE. Immerse myself in the Word of God and His character and drink more water.  I wasn’t perfect, but I remembered the word and what it meant to me for the entire year!! Yay! I also made more intentional strides toward the goal when that word popped into my head.

This year, a few words have popped into focus. FOLLOW-THROUGH.img_7632

I’m the girl who gets super hyped up on ideas, dreams, and challenges, only to quit them before they can even take off. I see this as a negative quality in myself.  I don’t want my kids to think that quitting something they start is a good or acceptable quality.  I want them to see their endeavors through until the end.  Nothing lasts forever, but with what my hand finds to do, I am supposed to do it with ALL MY MIGHT. As if I’m working for the Lord. I don’t dare call in to say I’m not coming back to work for the Lord just because I don’t feel like it.  That’s just lazy behavior, and what Master rewards laziness? Not mine.  So follow-through. I will finish what I start.  I will do what I say I’m going to do and be where I say I’m going to be.  BUT I will not put on myself more than I can handle, and if I find that I have put too much on my plate at once, I will not hesitate to “phone a friend” and reach out for help. I will give myself (and others) grace, but not at the expense of effort.

My other word is DELIVER.img_7633

Here, I will focus on a couple different things. How my Savior has delivered me from the devastating effects of sin. Honestly, I focus on the sacrifice it took for me to be so free every Sunday, but throughout the rest of the week I want to focus on the abounding freedom in Him. And I will radically live like that deliverance matters. I will also focus on delivering “wow” factor service to my customers. I cannot promise life changing results (that I whole heartedly believe in), without helping them through the process.  I will deliver. I will be available and attentive. I will deliver my best because I care about them. I care about you.

I will also deliver more posts and follow through with the dreams and visions I have for Radiant Mission.  With purposeful prayer, there will be a game plan, and I’ll do my best to put it into realistic practice.

I appreciate your prayers for me as I aim toward these goals this year. I would love to pray for you, too.  What word can you think of to dwell on this year? Tell me in the comments or send me a message through the “contact” link.  Happy New Year, Friends!

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