Saturday, January 1, 2011

What Matters Most

I think for most of us, we would agree that what matters most to us is our family and our friends.  Those relationships in our lives are vital, and we put a great deal of effort into them every day.

Did you know that there is another relationship that is even MORE important?  One that should come above even your spouse and children?

Did you know that even though when you put this relationship above your family and friends, it doesn't take away from them, but it actually enhances and enriches all of your other relationships?

I am talking about a relationship with God, our Father in heaven.  If it were not for Him, we would not have all the others in our lives.

This year, I am committing to getting to know God better.  God the Father...God the Son...God the Holy Spirit.  Each works differently and yet they are mysteriously the same.  I think it is important to know all three parts of the Trinity in order to gain a full understanding.

The only way we get to know someone is by spending time with them.  Listening and learning.  Asking questions and receiving answers in return.  Learning about God and getting to know him looks different for everyone, but if you are just starting out - or like me returning to sit at the feet of our Lord - one of the best ways to understand Him is to study the Bible.

I am participating in a "Scripture Memory Team" that is sponsored by {Living Proof Ministries} with Beth Moore.  This plan is so simple and is a wonderful way to jumpstart keeping yourself immersed in the Word of God.  The directions for participation appear in this blog post {click here} and you can enter your first verse of the year {here}.

Like I said, it's really simple.  You are only committing to memorizing 2 verses a month (verses of YOUR OWN CHOOSING - this needs to be meaningful to YOU); only 24 for the entire year!  I will have a page on my blog dedicted just to this, and I would love to have you follow along with me.

May God bless you richly this year!

"You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake."
Psalm 65:11
The NET Bible


Leanne said...

I admire your dedication and strength to keeping focus on what is important. I need to learn more of this, I really do, as I have struggled with it in my adult life. But your words help . . . they really do.

Happy New Year dear friend.

Doris said...

Thank you, Leanne. There was a time (most of my adult life) where I was only able to "do what I could"...but I was still doing. So don't discount what you ARE doing. When the time is right, things will change. The season of raising young children is a whirlwind and sometimes just keeping your wits about you is what you have to focus on! Happy New Year!

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