Growing up I never understood the idea of making New Year's resolutions; it seemed like making a list of promises to break. But this year (last year now!?) I have sat down and thought about the last twelve months and what I would like to improve upon and then set a few goals based on them. Such as wanting to be intentional in prayer - so I've written down four names of friends I want to commit to praying for regularly. Four seemed like a manageable amount rather than a huge aim I would fail on early and get disheartened about. (We shall see how that pans out!) and then, yes, there is also one about food I will admit.
Trying to encompass most of my goals in one place, I decided to pick a verse for 2015. When I read 1 Corinthians 14:1 recently it really spoke to me, so felt it was the right verse for this new year.
1 Corinthians 14:1
"Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy."
This is my verse/aim for 2015. To actively pursue love, mainly to have the love of God for others (I'm not always a "people person" shall we say)! If I really manage that one, that should in theory cover all New Year's resolutions there and then! But the second part of the verse is also something I really want to do this year which is to focus on the incredible gift of prophecy God has blessed me with - to use it to show His love, bring others closer to Him and bring Him glory. I need to focus on stretching myself and be active not dormant, because when I'm being intentional with my prophetic gift I always see God do amazing and encouraging things!
So that's my verse for 2015, how about you?