"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your strength and with all your mind."
There is a reason that is the first key verse of 2014 for me.
This year I plan to be different.
This year I plan to practice what I preach and actually focus on putting God first.
This year I want to be 'Intentionally Focused' in every part of my life.
This year I plan to give God my all.
Now I am under no illusions that it will be easy, or that I won't have periods where I fail miserably, but I know that as long as I keep the verse above at the forefront of my mind, that I will always get right back up and start all over again.
To help me to do this, and to help me to focus, I am going to be working my way through Proverbs 31:10-31 a verse at a time and really unpacking how I can be a Proverbs 31 woman in my everyday life. I know she is precious, but what does that mean for me? I know she gets up while it is still dark - do I really have to do that?
I am so excited to be looking at this but sometimes it can be very overwhelming. So I thought about all the different areas of my life and each week we'll look at the verse in the context of:
Monday - generally
Tuesday - my heart - looking at the family relationships around me - my marriage & my parenting
Wednesday - my soul - looking at how it impacts my walk with God
Thursday - my strength - I battle with my weight so I'll be looking at this
Friday - my mind - how the verse helps to transform my mind and attitudes
And then at the end of each week I want to look at the second part of the verse -
"And love your neighbour as yourself"
Saturday - how the verse in question inspires me to help my neighbour
I hope you will get as much out of this wee series as I am hoping to. I can't wait to get started! This week will be an introduction, and every so often we'll be leaving this format for some fun and mayhem!
Keep shining xx