New Year, New Day

Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklersWe have made it to the new year and through the first day.  Give yourself a pat on the back.  😉  I hope everyone has a great 2014!

As 2013 was coming to an end my mind wondered off to the usual of New Year’s resolution.  I used to them every once in a while but then I would get discouraged after a while if I missed some of what I was trying to do or if I felt like I wasn’t doing as well as I should or could be.  So then those resolutions would go down the drain.  Any one else know that feeling?

With a resolution I feel like I have to set a certain goal to have done by a certain date.  I then started think about a revelation.  I looked at it as looking at things and facing the fact about something whether it be good or bad and how it is effecting me in the moment.  Is there something I need to change in some way.  Do I need to find the steps to be able to change something?  What is the truth that I need to face?

One revelation I had happened while I was listening to CD by Lecrae called Rebel.  In the rebel intro it talks about how Jesus was a rebel.  My first thought was, what?  Jesus, a rebel?  I had always thought of a rebel as a bad thing.  But then I thought about how everyone who saw Jesus in a high level role thought he should only being around certain people. But he went out of his way to show that we should show love to everyone.  He ate with, stayed with and cared for people that others either hated or wouldn’t take a second look at.

There also a line in the song that talks about how it used to be cool to not read your bible.  Cool wasn’t the word used but it came down to saying if you wanted to fit in you didn’t read it.  I started thinking about how I have been through the years and how I let the world around me influence me more instead of God’s word.

The last few years some things have happened and I had to decide that in order to make it through I had to change my attitude and put everything in God’s hands.  I feel like I have gotten better in dealing with things and keeping a more positive outlook on things.  Not to say that I don’t still have my times that it can feel like the littlest thing can set me off.

So, my revelation here is to spend more time with the Lord so he can have more influence on me.  I want to stand out but in a good way.

001Another one is kind of something fun to do through the year.  Even though on goodreads with the challenge I had to pick a number I saw someone post something about the Empty Shelf Challenge.  I’m choosing to do this.  You don’t pick a number of books to read.  You just clear a shelf and fill it through the year with books that you read.  I recently got a new bookshelf and it just so happens that I have a shelf that I didn’t put anything on yet so this is perfect.  I thought it would be fun to have a visual spot to see what I’ve read.

And, up last is a future book reveal.  I have decided on 3 books of poetry to come.  Each has a separate theme.  I can’t say just yet when they will be published but this is just a step closer.  I also have a working title for each but that will be a reveal for another time.  😉

Love guys.  Hope everyone has a great day!  ❤

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