|My sweet little one napping|
This incident reminds me of the word I have chosen for the year DE-TER-MINED. By definition the word determined is an adjective and it means having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it. Synonyms for this word include the words inflexible, unfaltering and unwavering.
The scripture that I use to sum all this up in is the found in Psalm, it reads "Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!" Psalm 27:14
There are many things that I long for this year, not just in our homeschool travels, but also in my marriage and my own walk with the Lord. And as I sat down reflecting about the year 2012, I made a list of all the things I wanted to change in the upcoming year and most of these changes could be made if I just changed my own attitude.
I want a better marriage/be a better wife, I want to be a better mom to my kids and above all else I want to be a better servant to my Lord Jesus. That is when I remembered one of the most well known bible verses most Christians now but I think at times we take it for granted and its just a verse we can repeat by memory but sometimes never stop and meditate about what the Lord is saying to us"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
And it seems so simple the Lord knows the plans that He has for me, plans for good not disaster, to give me a future and a hope. If I desire these things I stated above the Lord surely would not hold these desires, which are desires He has put in my heart, from me. Only I have the faulty nature inside of me to do so, and so this year I am determined not to get in the Lords way. He knows what He is doing and I just have to move out of His way and follow Him.