Psalm 32:8 (NASB)
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;
I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
“I’m sorry, Bert.”
It seems I say that a lot – especially lately. Just ask my husband, Bert.
Even though I truly regret the words or conduct that warrants the apologies, it seems I stay in the same behavior rut way too many times. And could it be true that since I began this blog, I’ve even gotten worse in some areas? How could that be?
I’m embarrassed to say that I spent more time writing about the verses then spending time in them.
But this week’s verse encourages me that God is keeping His eye on me instructing me in the way I should go. I need – and want – His constant watch over me. It’s comforting to know He doesn’t let me stray from His sight.
But I also need your help.
Naively, I thought since I knew you’d be reading where I struggle, I would naturally start doing better due to the accountability factor. But, believe me, it ain’t happening. At least not enough.
During 2012, I would like to direct us toward one of my original goals for the blog. From some of the emails I’ve been receiving, I’m convinced it could be effective for others as well.
Would it be helpful for you to have others praying with you and pulling for you in the areas you struggle with? Do you need accountability in the way you eat, the choices you make, behavior issues, the way you treat others, etc.? Is there an entangling sin or habit you want to break this month?
I’m thinking it would be neat to set a goal each month and watch what God can do in us as we memorize, or meditate on relevant verses. Remember you can share any verse that applies to your struggle. Who knows who else would benefit from your input?
I hope you will join me and share your struggles, including prayer requests regarding areas of struggles. Of course, we’d love to hear about areas of victories as well. Hopefully, it will evolve into a dialogue as we leave comments (you can choose a pseudo name if you’d like). But the main thing is to also pull for one another as we pray and support each other.
I’ll go first. My goal for the rest of January is to show more respect to my husband. I will spend this week seeking the appropriate verse and share it with you next time.
As we each pursue becoming the person God designed us to be, here’s a powerful reminder:
Ephesians 3:20 (NIV1984)
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us
What do you think?
• What is your goal this month toward becoming more Christlike?
• What verse would help you with that goal?