Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
- Grow in the Lord. Always seeking His face in times of happiness and not just in times of need. Part of this is reading His word every day. This is something that I lack in. When I know that it is something that will only benefit me and others. Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered," It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
- Become healthier. I have not been as healthy as I want. I want to change that. Not just because it's a new year but because it's been something that's been on my heart and mind the past few months. I don't just want to be a certain size, I want to me the best of me that I can be. It will benefit my life as well as the life of my family, If I'm healthy, they will be too. If I choose an apple over a cookie, they will see that and want to do it also. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
- Be a better homemaker. I have improved the past few weeks on my homemaking skills. I'm not a dirty person nor was I an excellent housekeeper. I would do what was "necessary" and really not beyond that. The bathrooms could always use a little more attention and the dishes should have been put in the dishwasher last night. The past few weeks, I have been trying to tidy up a bit more through the day. Instead, of letting my dishes sit until after supper or the next morning(ahem!), I go ahead and put them straight into the dishwasher as they are dirtied.(Is that a word? dirtied? It looks weird. Moving on.) Who really wants to walk into a dirty kitchen? Not me. And the way my house is set up(very,very open! You walk into the living room and see the kitchen and dining...it's one huge family room...I love it!) neither does anyone else who walks in. I have really been convicted about being a better housekeeper. This is something that I really want to work on. I want to take pride in my work. Housekeeping is part of my work. This is also part of teaching my kids about how their houses should be up kept in the future, when they have their own homes. Titus 2:3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Proverbs 31: 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.