It’s 2016

Can you believe it?  I cannot.  The clock is ticking but there are times it seems to be ticking so much faster!!

Normally I have goals set out before the new year arrives, but this year with family in and out, with Christmas plans then New Years plans, it seems I was too busy living the day to day, that to plan the next year!  Ha!

So as the first week of the new year has arrived I have been really contemplating what I want to do in 2016, what kind of year I want to make it and also the kind of legacy I want to leave when the year closes.  I have also read several posts on other blogs about their focus for their year.  It’s always amazing to me to see how God can take a bunch of random things in my life and make sense of it.  He can weave it together in a way that it tells a story and almost clears a path.

So, purpose is my word for 2016.

I purpose to consecrate myself to God daily, if not by the hour or minute

I purpose to find joy in the day to day

I  purpose to have more fun with my people and laugh more

I purpose to pray like lives and futures depend on it, because they do

I purpose to hide more scripture in my heart and to meditate on it when I feel stressed and overwhelmed

I purpose to have peace in my heart no matter what is going on in the world around me

I purpose to keep priorities in check

The thing about my goals for this year, is they are not the concrete measurable goals that I learned to make.  In the Army we liked to have everything measurable and these are not.  Yet, they are.  Just not from outward means, they will be measurable by me in my heart – because if I manage to purpose all these things like I hope, I suspect joy will overflow from me, and that I will be steady no matter what.

So, come on 2016!  You hold many new experiences and delights and I cannot wait to see what happens!!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!  Serve the Lord with gladness!  Come into his presence with singing!! Psalm 100


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