My Resolve for 2010

The past few years I have tried to find a passage of scripture that I would like to put in to practice as a resolution for the year. Last year's post talked about wanting God's word to be the most read book and to work on memorizing more verses. I don't know if I accomplished the first part, but memorizing scripture has been fun and good for strengthening my brain. This year I was thinking about what needs to be better in my life and I picked a passage which fits our circumstances at the moment. Colossians 4:2-6 "Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful, and pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." Today I just want to look at the verses 2-4.

Sometimes we get busy and certain disciplines get neglected. For me, it has been prayer. It has been hard for me to be consistent on a daily basis. I am also aware that I need to pray now more than ever. Devoting myself to prayer will be challenging but the rewards for God's kingdom will be great. Practically I am setting aside a few minutes each day when I can pray scripture and intercede for my family and friends and the issues around me. It means when a person comes to my mind that I lift them up to the Father. It also means committing each day and plan to what God wants me to do. It will only be through prayer that I will be able to tell God's message. It will only be with God's help and prodding that I can be consistent in this endeavor.

Dear Father, Thank you that we can speak directly to you in prayer. Thank you that you hear us when we pray. May I be watchful in ways that I can pray. May I never forget to live a life where I give thanks to you in all things. God I am weak. Help me to be strong through the power you give us when we but ask. May I be a faithful friend as I intercede for those near and far from me. May you be glorified in all things. May your kingdom come. In Jesus name, Amen


Anonymous said…
Thank you Teresa for your faithfulness to His Word. Your prayer prompts me to be more diligent and faithful in prayer and study of scripture.


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