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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Thirsty

I am thirsty. Thirsty for God's Word. I'm in day three of the Chrono Bible readings. I have me an agenda for this upcoming year. I cringe to use the word agenda...but I'm a list girl. Mostly it works for me...."if" I don't lose said list. Hopefully this agenda will be different; it's written on my heart.

Goes something like this.....
#1 Read God's Word....cover to cover!
#2 Pray
#3 Apply His Word...and using all 5 senses!
#4 15 minutes Quite Time....aiming for the a.m.
#5 Exercise....had to throw that in;) for good measure:) it's been on my list for the past decade.
#6 Love More
#7 Forgive More
#8 Laugh More
#9 Live More
#10 Breathe More

As I began reading in Genesis, it amazes me how God spoke everything into existence. I have read and have been taught about Creation since birth. And still,to this day, can't seem to comprehend the hugeness of it all. From Adam and Eve in the garden, to Noah and the flood, God reigns supreme. The trinity was there in the very beginning. God created heaven and earth, the spirit of God moved upon the waters, and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3)

There are so many people just wandering through life searching for truth. I have written in my Bible across the top of the book of Genesis, "it's more important to know who is leading instead of where you are going." If only they could see man will lead you astray and only disappoint. God is our only hope. He will give you life. If you are looking for absolute truths...it's in His Word.

I realize that some of the old testament is hard to read. Really, how many "begats" can one comprehend? What came back to me was something my pastor had said and again I had scribbled down, "they lived, they died." It's there for a reason. Another absolute truth. We live and we will die. Each life has a purpose. What am I doing with mine?

I'm feeling 2009 is going to be a good one!
Carrie

P.S. Mom is doing okay. Christmas was hard on so many levels. Please continue praying for her and Mawmaw this coming year.


4 comments:

Jen said...

Thank you for your words... they really hit home to me. I am thankful that God is using you and your words to help me get through some questioning times.

K. Tilley said...

Great post! Oh how you know I need Jesus in my life right now!

How about posting the daily readings for the next week until I can get to chattanooga.......that's what I get for poking fun at sister C....LOL

Cindy said...

Continuing to pray!
Good list of dreams for 2009!

pallday said...

Same here, sis! I to have an agenda...study God's word every day, pray every day, love more, laugh more and, most importantly, witness more! Let's pray for each other.