Thursday, January 8, 2009

9 for '09

it's taken a week but i've finally come up with my 9 goals (and some verses to go with them) for 2009!

those of you who hang with me often- i expect accountability:)

in no particular order...

1. patience -
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Eph 4:2

2. love-
Love one another deeply from the heart. 1 peter 1:22
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind...Love your neighbor as yourself...Matthew 22:37-40

3. gentle and quiet spirit-
...the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's
sight. 1 Peter 3:4

4. guard my tongue-
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how
to answer everyone. Col 4:6
Be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger. James 1:9

5. encourager-
Encourage one another daily. Hebrews 3:13
Encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thess 5:11

6. walk in daily obedience to God-
Whoever abides in me and I in him, will bear much fruit; apart from me you can
do nothing. John 15:5
Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be given unto you as
well. Matthew 6:33

7. teach weekly Bible verses to my kids

8. pray without ceasing-
Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for
you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess 5:16-18

9. by doing all these things and more- be a better wife, mommy, friend:)

here's to an amazing year!


Grace and Fam said...

love these...I think I'll print them and place them on the fridge :) See you Sun!

Merritt said...

Courtney - this is completely random that I'm surfing your blog. The hubby's out of town on business tonight, and I can't sleep! Anyway, I'm loving your 9 for 09, and I think I'll be a copycat, if you don't mind. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you're well! :)