I'm starting the new year with a new way of doing my weekly verses and prayers and I'm going to call it "Prayers & Promises."
Last year I had a different Proverb every week. This year I am going to choose a theme for each month and each week will have a verse related to that theme. I plan to post the verse on my sidebar of my blog as well as my Facebook page each week after I post it and share a little bit about it with my post on Sunday. I need to buy an index card set on a ring to write the verse on each week. I have found mine in the past at Walgreens and have forgotten to look when I was there.
At this point I don't know if it will be a verse that is necessarily new to me that I post. (Some I may already have memorized in the past.) I just want to use verses that really speak to my heart about something God is showing and teaching me. These are going to be verses to focus on for the week. Join me if you'd like! I'd enjoy hearing your thoughts about the verses as well.
I want to continue to list any prayer requests I know of and if you have anything I can join you in prayer about please let me know by email or in a comment. Most of the time I'll probably do the post and schedule it to appear on Sunday so just add it to the comments if you have a request to share.
The theme for January is Thankfulness! I have started a book for review about gratitude so I've been reading all about thankfulness.
The first verse for 2010 is Colossians 2:6, 7--"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
I felt this was a wonderful verse to use to start off a new year. In these instructions, Paul is encouraging the people to continue on living in Christ. He gives a few ways to do this and one of those things is to be "overflowing with thankfulness."
When people describe you would they consider you to be someone who is "overflowing with thankfulness?" We have the greatest reason of all to be thankful as Christians--we have been given a gift of salvation shown by God's grace. That should fill us with gratitude daily to our Father. We should not just be filled though; thankfulness should being overflowing from us. Imagine a cup that you fill too full and the water flows out onto your table making everything nearby wet too. That's how we need to be with our thankfulness. This week I challenge you to be a person who is "overflowing with thankfulness."
Please remember these requests in prayer this week:
~ Denise and Eddie.
~ Charlotte--has been sick and has a surgery scheduled for Jan. 11
I am linking with Spiritual Sundays today and plan to more this year. Join us!
Have a day of blessings!