I have been inspired by one of my favorite blogger friends Sharon at http://everythingbeautifulshay.blogspot.com to choose a word for the new year. This word should be something that you would like to work on in the upcoming year. After some thought I have decided that my word is "Hopeful". I know that this should come easy to me. After all my Hope is in the Lord. Some days this is real easy for me but there have been too many days where it is difficult. I struggle with feeling hopeful about the physical ailments in both me and my sweet girl. I want to feel hopeful in every aspect of my life and I pray that the Lord feels me with his hope. I'm usually a very optimistic person but have really been struggling lately. I have a big desire to read through the bible this year. I have tried in the past and have never gotten through :( This year I have downloaded an audio version on my Iphone and want to keep up with our church. Our church will be going through the bible this year and preaching through the books each Sunday. I also have a really great devotional book Jesus Calling that I will use and some other great books. Praying God will use his word to speak into me and fill me with his hope like only he can.
For I know that plans I have for you declares the lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future.