Tuesday, January 1, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR
I am a very reflective person. Especially at the beginning of each New Year I endeavor to reflect on the up coming New Year. To ponder and consider what I hope the New Year will hold and especially to set new goals and resolutions for myself.
So I begin January 1, 2008 quoting Paul, to the Philippians, and setting the following as my goal for this year.
"(For my determined purpose is) that I may know Him (that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly), and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection (which it exerts over believers), and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed (in spirit into His likeness even) to His death, (in the hope). 3:10
"That if possible I may attain to the (spiritual and moral) resurrection (that lifts me) out from among the dead (even while in the body)." 3:11
"Not that I have now attained (this ideal), or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own." 3:12
Phillipians 3:10-12 Amplified - I love the amplified translation as it adds to and stresses the truth of what is being said.
'THAT I MAY KNOW HIM"!!!!
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"I press on to lay hold of and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus has laid hold of me and made me His own."

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25 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

Wonderful post. Happy New Year!

Nadine said...

Great post. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Daughter of the King said...

Amen...Susan..
Deby

Just Mom said...

That is an absolutely wonderful goal.

Praying for a very Happy and Blessed New Year for you and your family.

Jenileigh said...

I love it, I needed it, Me too. God Bless you!

weavermom said...

Can't go wrong with that goal!

Saija said...

my your " determined purpose " be fulfilled this year!

blessings on ya!

Maxine said...

Perfect Scripture for the beginning of a new year! Blessings from the Lord in 2008!

Ruth said...

Wonderful goal...and I completely want the same!! Here's to a wonderful 2008!!

Dawn said...

Great goal. Thanks for sharing these wonderful scriptures.

Happy New Year! Where in the world did 2007 go? What a full year it was!

pearlie said...

Happy New Year Susan - wonderful aspirations towards a more sanctfied life in Christ!

Kansas Bob said...

Knowing Jesus.. just doesn't get better than that!

Kc said...

Great thoughts all. Ms. Susan you have another award to start your new year. I hope it's a great one! (The new year that is...)
;-)

Sandi said...

Amen. I agree we all need to Know Him more. We need to be still and Know He is God.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I love these verses and learned to pray them over my friends many years ago.

Thanks for being such an inspiration during this last year. There were many times that your words brought life and promise back into my heart.

Barbara said...

Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year to you too Susan.

retha said...

'has laid hold of me and made me His own'
While I read your thoughts I saw this bit. Surprise to see it again at the end. We are truly one because of HIM!

diana said...

that's a great goal. one we should all have. i hope 2008 is a wonderful year for you - full of love, hope, and joy.

Lori said...

Happy New Year!! God's blessings to you in the coming year.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Ah, to know Him more and more. More of Him, less or me, that is my daily plea :)

Blessings to you in this New Year dear Susan.

From one Susan to another,
Susan Kelly Skitt

Larissa said...

I love that, and I know exactly what you mean. I love mostly that although we grow closer to Christ, there is always more room for growth...you never stop. Happy New Year, I hope you and your family have a very, very blessed 2008!!!

Meredith Teagarden said...

Great post! And Congrats on your award. In your quest to know God more, you certainly draw others along with you!

Kelli said...

Congratulations on your award, Susan! Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Kelli

Folded Wings said...

Wonderful post. I had quests for 14 days and they left today. I am absolutely exhausted and it was the first New Year ever that I did not have a change to think about the new year. Sigh. Will catch up though.

groovyoldlady said...

In all honesty, that is also my ONLY resolution: to know Him and the power of His ressurection. All the rest is just fluff!