Let’s face it! Most people feel compelled by the beginning of a New Year to make resolutions. I am not much different.
However, this year I would like to start a little differently by asking God to help me keep my priorities in line. I want to put Christ first, family second, then work third, which for me is being a teacher. By nature, I tend to be happiest when I am goal oriented. Of those priorities, I need be more diligent, and actively walk and talk to my Heavenly Father daily. Since I tend to wake early each morning, I will dedicate that quiet time to Him. I will spend time in the Holy Word of God to hide his word in my heart that I might not sin against God, but shine his light through me for his glory and honor.
Secondly, I need to be more attentive to my soulmate and best friend, my husband. I will start by asking God each day to help me show my husband that he is worth my time and attention when he arrives home from work each day, Monday through Friday. I will continue to lift him up each and every day to my Lord so that he also might feel the love of God through me, his wife.
Then, I will bathe my two sons in prayer that they too might intimately know our Lord Jesus. I will plead the blood of Jesus to cover them both to resist the temptations of this world of pride and strife. I will pray that if they are out of the will of God, they will feel conviction and confess their sins and repent and turn back to Jesus. I will also pray for their families, wife, and children to be covered by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I believe if I ask God for help and keep those priorities that He will honor that according to the promises of his Holy Word. My devotion to this day is from the King James Version of the Holy Bible…
Psalms 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth, and the mediation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”