2010: Bring on the Spirit

This year I want to be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. That’s it. It’s the only resolution I’m making.

I want to be full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. That means I want stop thinking about me all the time. I want to stop letting life-junk get me all worked up. I want to make decisions instead of letting situations and circumstances make my decisions for me.

I want to listen to counsel. To stop exhaling all the time and take some breaths.

I want to say what God wants me to say and stop over-thinking everything, analyzing the truth to death, being so careful that in trying to be discreet I end up sucking the life out of God’s message.

I want to be confidant in God’s power. I’m tired of minimizing what He’s capable of doing in my life, drawing imaginary boundaries around His sphere of control.

I want to wrestle the sin in my life to the ground. I want freedom.

I want to know God intimately, to listen to the Spirit when He reminds me that I am God’s child.

I want to abound in hope, to see light and potential and promise—not darkness.

I want to use what the Spirit’s given me to serve my family, to change the world, to help and heal and give.

So, bring on the Spirit. I’m ready to fill up.