My focus for the year is WALK.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve already heard that word come up in messages. Just last Sunday, my pastor spoke about walking closely with God and giving effort to the relationship I have with Him.
And last night, my children’s choir learned a new song: Everyday. The chorus declares that I will follow after God and walk with Him.
Yes, Lord, I’m getting the confirmation on this word. But, of course, confirming my focus for the year just lays out the work in front of me. I have to daily decide to follow. Just like I get up in the morning and make a conscious decision about whether I will go for a physical walk, I need to make the same about my spiritual walk.
“And this is love, that we walk in obedience to His commands.” 2 John 1:6
- Decision 1: Spend time in prayer and the reading of God’s Word.
- Decision 2: Meditate on my to-do list and allow the Lord to prioritize the items in my heart.
- Decision 3: Remain close to Him by my actions toward others and acknowledgement of His presence.
My daily decisions show how much I love my God. Or they show the depth of my selfishness and distraction. No sugar-coating. I’m still failing at this resolve. I jump into my day way too fast, then pray His blessings on what I’ve decided to do.
But I am a step ahead from where I was before the word Walk was given to me. Now, at least, I have a plan. And I’m more and more intentional about what I’m doing and when I’m doing it. Still working on starting my day earlier.
Your Turn: So how is your year going so far? Did you make resolutions, or simply set a focus? How are your intentions working out?