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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Time for Everything

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." 
Ecclesiastes 3:1 

I usually try and write down goals when the New Year begins. I don't know I would call them resolutions, but more so the direction I feel God is calling me to go. It's been an off year already, in that I still have been unable to write these out on paper yet. They have been rumbling around in my head, waiting to be inked. I guess it didn't help that we were away for four days, and returned home a little under the weather. I am thankful I decided in advance to take this week off from our homeschool responsibilities. It is allowing me extra time to get caught up with things and not feel pressured.

I guess one of the key items I'd like to learn and implement this year is a healthy balance of the things in my life. This is only attainable when I'm seeking God's face to know the priority He desires for me to take. I love this verse in Ecclesiastes that tells us that there is a time and season for all the activities. Of course the key is getting direction from my Heavenly Father.

As I look at the year ahead of me, I feel the need to be intentional with the areas of study I'd like to pursue. Two that stand out uppermost in my mind right now is craving God and learning more about His unconditional love. I find it helpful to have a course of action. Proverbs 29:18a says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." I'm excited about the journey ahead.

1 comment:

Janice said...

Jodie, I love that you are striving for "healthy balance".
May God bless you and you enter 2011!