Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Year...New Changes

So, my first blog post ever! I never thought I would do the whole blog thing, but how else am I going to share my journey I'm about to begin and keep a record of my changes.

I've always envied those who seem to have a deep personal relationship with their Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. It seems like I've never gotten myself together enough to truly pursue that personal relationship that I so desired. This year will be different! Coming off a year-end of my less than 2 year old son being in the hospital, I came to the realization that the only person who was truly able to turn that situation around in the time period it did, was God himself. After going through those days in the hospital with my husband and son, I realized that I needed to completely surrender my life and EVERYTHING in it to God. I don't want to be one of those Sunday Christians. I want to be an EVERYDAY Christian!  I want to feel his presence in my life daily, hourly and every second in between.

So, what's the solution you ask? Well, I've got a plan and here it is.
1. I started a one year plan to read the entire Bible, which keeps me in the word everyday.
2. I started a new Beth Moore Bible study, which turns out to be one great one to do with my current circumstances.
3. I started the Love Dare with my husband to continue to grow and prosper our marriage.
4. And this one doesn't seem like such a huge part, but I'm adopting a more frugal living style. I'm learning how to use my coupons and use them well, so that we can use the extra money to pay off our debts.

So....plan is semi-complete and the work has begun. I hope this blog will bring an accountability to me to follow through with my plan.