Saturday, January 2, 2010

Pausing to Share my 2010 Verse and my New Personal Blog

I'm so excited about the verse the Lord laid on my heart to ponder and flesh out in 2010:

2 Timothy 1:7:
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity,
but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline."

Wow, He knew I needed this verse. As He helped me work through focusing on Him with an undivided heart last year, He now has my full attention. But with that, He's begun the process of altering my confidence in Him--the kind that will produce a deeper, Spirit-filled love and discipline in me.

I'm so excited, and a little timid (admittedly), to begin praying and applying this verse to my daily life, but here I go. Thank goodness "The One who calls" me "is faithful, and HE will do it." Otherwise, I wouldn't have a chance! After all, the key to every resolution kept is the power of His Word released in and through my life. That's why my New Year's resolution is always something from His Word...because the Living Word in me can make it happen as I surrender myself to Him.

Have you considered praying for a verse for the Lord to flesh out in you this year?

And one other exciting thing, at least to me. I've been working on a new personal blog for months, and it is finally up and running! Wanna have a look-see? I hope you will!



Happy New Year!!!!

6 friends shared a comment:

The Real Me! said...

Loved this post my friend. I think seeking out a verse for the Lord to use on me is a wonderful idea!
I'm going to go check out your new personal blog.
Hugs
Kim

Debbie said...

What a great verse for this year. My theme for 2010 is trust and obey and my verses are Philippians 4:6-7. The Lord knows I need this.

Happy New Year to you!

And I will check out your new personal blog.

Blessings,
Debbie

Joanne Sher said...

Great stuff, dear Laura. Praying along with ya, dear.

Kathy C. said...

What a great post. I wonder what my verse is...He'll reveal it soon I suppose! :)
Have a beautiful day!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I posted my anchor verse yesterday... 1 Cor. 6:19-20. Heading over to see your new place...

peace~elaine

TRUTH SHARER said...

Great verse!

I loved this line in your post:
"Thank goodness 'The One who calls' me 'is faithful, and HE will do it."

It's HIS work - by HIS power. It will be great to see how the Lord fleshes out [loved that] all that He has in store for us in the coming year!

Choosing JOY, Stephanie
JESUS ONLY in 2010