Rev. 21:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”
2 Cor. 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
The children have all gone home and I now have time to reflect on the wonderful time spent together. There were 13 people, 3 beagles, and 1 cat in our house. It was filled with laughter, noise, chaos, some tension :-), hugs, eating, messes, movies, games, toys, and many of our Christmas traditions. I loved every minute of it!!!!
The house is quiet now and I am trying to project for this new year my hopes and goals for myself, my marriage, and my children.:
I have chosen two words to focus on this year – intentional and peace:
– in my prayers
– in time with God
– in my commitments
– in my relationships
The ‘I will’ verses are so powerful when you start talking about intentions:
Psalm 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Psalm 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
My intentional prayer for each member of our family is that the greatest thing in each of our lives will be knowing God and making Him known. (Phil 3:8) (Mat 5:16) (1 Peter 2:9)
My intentional prayer for my husband is that he would feel surrounded by my love (Proverbs 5:19)
My intentional prayer for our grandchildren is that they would grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man as Jesus did (Luke 2:52)