January 1, 2011
Goodbye 2010 Hello 2011
What an enlightening journey I have been on for the last 10 months. I can’t believe I actually completed reading the New Testament. I want to thank you for sticking it out with me. I enjoyed our conversations.
My daily study of the Bible has morphed into a word study too. Some of the words that have caught my attention are: LOVE, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control, Faith, Hope, and I have to say it again: LOVE.
These are the words that have jumped off the pages of the bible that have made me stop and re-think what I am doing and how I am conducting myself on a day to day basis. Is this a perfect scenario for me? No, it is not. It is taking some time to sink in and that’s okay. I’m not in a hurry and I still have so much more to learn.
When I first started my journey through the bible I tried to read the Old Testament along with the New Testament and felt extremely frustrated. Instead of allowing my frustrations to get the best of me I decided to dig into the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs instead, saving the Old Testament for 2011.
For 2011 I’d like to go back from the beginning and start with a reading of the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms & Proverbs on a daily basis. It’s going to be interesting to see what new words I hone in on and to discover things that I may have missed on my journey in 2010.
Sometimes I may feel the need to vent but at the end of the day I am really making an honest effort to try and focus on those words I mentioned at the beginning of this post. In a world filled with negativity and chaos I really want to dwell more on the positive aspects of my life, be content with what I have, happy with my family and friends and surround myself with positive influences.
Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control, Faith, Hope and yes…LOVE is what I wish for you in 2011.
Happy New Year!