A New Beginning

Day: Tuesday, August 31st
Time: 4:00 am
Place: My Mom’s House
Mood: Hungry (spiritually… and physically. HA! My tummy is rumbling)

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A new beginning – that is what I need.  Fresh perspective and a Fresh start… and boy do I know the right man for the job!  My Lord and Savior.

I woke up at 2:30 this morning wide awake after having a dream that involved people from my past. It was not a bad dream; non-the-less, I woke up unable to sleep and wide awake. 

Following my heart, I went on a mission to research God’s promises. I remembered a message my pastor had preached where he listed some of God’s promises and I went on a hunt to find it.  It did. It is called One Thing.

When I started this journey I had been keeping a growing list that everytime I thought of something I needed to change, I desired,  or I needed to focus on I would write it down. The list was growing and clearly was becoming daunting. What should I change? What do I need to work on? God what do I do with all this? I don’t know if you are thinking what I was thinking, but narrowing the list down to One Thing was sounding like a great idea to me – so I watched it.

There were four One Thing questions to ask myself:

#1 What One Thing do I desire from God?
#2 What One Thing am I lacking? (when it comes to my relationship to God)
#3 What One Thing do I need to let go?
#4 What One Promise of God do I need to claim?

What one thing do I desire from God? Wisdom
Being a woman of many words I really wanted to say: clarity, direction, a deeper understanding of God and his love for me,  the specific purpose He has for my life… but I narrowed it down to wisdom 🙂

What one thing am I lacking?  A consistent and intimate prayer life
I have to give god my first and my best to God.  I can’t just go to Him when I am out of options, or tired, or lost.. He wants me TO SEEK HIM FIRST…THEN all these things will be added unto me.

What is one thing I need to let go? The Past
My past is no longer scary, but I have to stop looking back. At any of it. I cannot worry what people think about my decisions. From my dream tonight, I realize that I have to totally let go. It is a new day! I have to PRESS ON!!

I don’t know everything. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 13:13-14

What is one promise of God I need to claim? HIS strength is made perfect in MY weakness
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed because I don’t think I have what it takes to be and do what God is calling me to. I have what it takes… because HE is my strength. The truth is alone i am inadequate, but I don’t have to put so much pressure on myself I just have to trust God. Give God your first and your best, and He will do the rest!
It’s time for a new beginning!
It’s NOT too late There is always ONE Thing that can be done to change your life!

 

Lamentations 3:22-23

(The Message)

God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
   his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
   How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
   He’s all I’ve got left.

(New International Version)

  Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
   for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
   great is your faithfulness.
 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
   therefore I will wait for him.”