Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A few weeks ago, our pastor talked about setting goals. He encouraged us to have individual and family goals and then to speak about them with one another daily.

We have been so blessed in this! At dinner each night, every member of the family shares their goal, believing that God will bring it about in his/her life.

"I am a young man who hears God's voice and quickly obeys."
"I am an attentive father and a man of faith."
"I am a good follower and I know how to trust people."
"I am an obedient daughter."
"I am neat and organized, and I am sensitive to other people's feelings."
"I am a woman of faith."
"I am a leader and I trust God."

"We are an encouraging and merciful family."

We're not doing motivational speaking here...we're simply stating our belief in God's transformative powers. And truly, we have already seen God at work.

It is wonderful to be able to say to our littlest treasure, "Good job doing what I asked. You are an obedient daughter!" and seeing her face beam with delight.

 It is so much fun to be able to say to one of our older children, "You really showed leadership when you helped the younger children," and know that this brings pleasure to her soul.

How about you? What goals do you have for your life in Christ? I'd love to be able to pray for you as you seek Him with your whole heart in this.

He is able to bring it about!

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Gwen said...

I love this idea (sharing goals around the dinner table)!

No Greater Love said...

You already know my goals. :) Love you!!! Feel better!!!!

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