Monday, January 4, 2010

Looking ahead to 2010....

I didn't get to post my goals for 2010 on the 1st so I am now. I will use these through the years to "check up" on myself.

I have a verse that I want to remember this year and focus on through my days. It is Joshua 1:8,9--"Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

I want to focus more on God's word in this year and KNOW GOD more.

Here are my goals, in no particular order!

  • Bible Reading--I am going to be reading through the Bible chronologically. I've never done this before. I am not following a "read through the year" program for each day. I am taking it day by day and taking notes as I read. My goal is to know God.

  • Prayer--I want to continue praying for others and be more intentional in my prayers. The prayer journal is working well for me right now so I will continue to use it.

  • Verses--I will continue to have verses for the week that I will post on Sundays.

  • Praise--I want to praise more throughout the day both by myself and with my boys.

  • Donate blood--I always said when Caleb started school I wanted to donate blood regularly like I used to do! I have tried a few times and my iron was too low. I want to get back into that habit this year.

  • Exercise--I want to have more activity in my daily life.

  • Rest--Go to bed earlier (I said this last year too!).

  • Declutter/organize--Another goal continued from last year!

  • Reading--Maybe this year I will read a classic since I did not do this last year. I plan to continue with my book reviews; however, I am going to be more careful in the books I choose to review so I don't get to feeling like I am behind.

  • Family--I want to make sure I take more time to be intentional about doing things with my family. This is something I've done lately, just little things that I do through the day but they make for fun (sometimes funny) memories of something we do together.

  • Blogging--In the past few months I have seemed to find a nice balance for blogging. I want to continue this. I hope my posts will be an encouragement to my readers as I seek to follow my mission statement (posted in the sidebar).

That's all I have for now. I wish you a happy, healthy 2010.

Have a day of blessings!


Kristi said...

I just adore you. That is an incredible list. Many blessings to you in this new year!

Cherie said...

Bethany, I mean this with all of my heart....those are wonderful goals to reach towards. It is so nice to see someone say I am going to read the bible at my pace so that I can "Know God". Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I am going to be following you to watch the blessings pour out upon you my sister in Jesus Christ!

Ruthie said...

Great list - and some of the ones I have also.
Blessings to you and your family in 2010.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Bethany
I really like this list, and most are on my list of goals for this year. Great post, thank you for sharing. And the scripture you shared is one that I memorized a few years back and oh! how powerful.

sister sheri said...

I decided to finish reading the NIV... and when I am done I'll start a chronological Bible. Looking forward to what God has in store this year!