Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My theme for 2012~ CONQUERED

Like many people around this time of year, I have been thinking about resolutions for the upcoming year. I need to eat better, exercise more, get less frustrated with my kids, not worry so much about my house being clean, blog more, be more faithful in my prayer time....oh the list could go on and on and on and on and on.....well, you get the idea.  I have decided to ditch the idea of setting new resolutions that inevitably, I will not keep.

I have however been inspired by several things I have read in the past couple of days about being intentional about changing things in your life.  To that end, I have decided to set a "theme" for myself in 2012.  A kind of cornerstone that I can come back to throughout the year to keep things in check.  A reminder of what really matters if you will. I have been praying and seeking the Lord as I try to decided on a theme.  Finally, this morning my heart has settled on one. This year, I am asking to be CONQUERED.  I want His agenda to be stronger than mine.  I want His dreams to trump mine. I want to live surrendered and  CONQUERED  by His love. Praying that this will be a reality in my 2012.

“They believe they were created for more than a Christian spin on the American dream.  
They believe the purpose of their lives is deeper than having a nice job, raising a decent family, living a comfortable life, and tacking church attendance onto the end of it.  
They believe Jesus has called them to a much higher plane and given them a much greater dream.  
They are Christians who have been conquered by a superior ambition, and they are surrendering ever facet of their lives to knowing Jesus and making his worth known in all the world.”
~ David PlattThe Radical Question ~

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