Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Beginnings

I love new beginnings! I love the feeling of a fresh start...this comes mostly from my lack of follow-through and procrastination. So when given the chance to start over- I am all for it!

As the new year rolls in, so many people make resolutions... me?...not so much...

However, I do reflect on where I've been, where I am, and where I want to be. I pray that God will mold me and change me this coming year to be more focused in my spiritual walk. As I was reflecting today (in the shower of course) I found myself singing the following song...

I stand to praise you,
but I fall on my knees
My spirit is willing,
but my flesh is so weak.

So light the fire
Light the fire
In my soul
In my weary soul
Fan the flame
Fan the flame
Make me whole
Make my spirit whole
Lord you know
Lord you know
Where I've been
Where I've been
So light the fire, in my heart, again

I feel, your arms around me,
as the power of your heeling begins
Your spirit moves through me,
like the mighty rushing wind

(repeat chorus)

I love this song...I always have. The words are so true to me-so much of the time. I have a "flesh woman" that lives inside of me (Having a Mary Spirit-by Joanna Weaver) and she loves to sleep in and watch TV instead of spending time in the Word.

I want to grow closer to God. I want to spend time with Him daily. I literally have 20+ books/devotionals on the shelf that are dust covered.

My spirit is willing...but my flesh is so weak. The Lord knows me...knows my weaknesses...knows where I've been and where He wants to take me....

So, as I once again start fresh, my prayer is that the Lord will light a fire under my rear-end! :-) Don't we all need that sometimes?!?


Jessica said...

I received two new devotional books for Christmas. I am hoping I can begin to strengthen my spiritual walk this year as well. I am definitely a flesh woman at heart, unfortunately.

Sheila said...

I think that now you can check a box and follow up comments will be emailed to you. Before if someone left a comment and didn't have a blog, and I didn't have their email, I would have no way to contact them. :o)

erin blakley said...

great blog...i was going through our books today - we have GOT to get rid of so many of them. I'm the same way...I kept looking at all the books that I have had good intentions of reading, but never quite gotten around to it...that flesh woman! ugh!