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Last week I mentioned to you that I was working on reaching towards a better me. Reaching towards getting closer to God so that I can see what He wants me to see to do what he He wants me to do. I believe that to do that I need to once again read the bible from beginning to end. After all I claim to be a Christian, and I should read the book every day and study it to find it's truth.
Every year I start reading the bible every day with the goal of reading all the way through in a year. I've done that in the past but sadly I didn't do it last year so I'm trying again. I have downloaded the One Year Bible and so I have it with me all the time. I want to reach as a individual and become a daily bible reader, not just a weekly bible ready.
I also want to be a person who prays more for others. I spend many hours in prayer but I confess that most of the time, I end up praying for what I think are my needs. Truth be told, I have no real needs. I have a Hubby that loves me and cares for me. I have a warm comfortable home with food to eat and clothes to wear. I have a car that runs and a job to go to daily that contributes to the bills. I have a God who lovers me and cares for me and yet I find myself in prayer for myself! God has put that behavior on my heart this past week and so I now write down all the others that really do need prayers. I pray for our very pregnant daughter who is very tired and in a lot of pain from the pressure of this newest little one. I pray for the members of our church with cancer. I pray for our military keeping us safe. I pray for the young man who fell and broke his leg, the marriage in trouble, the woman who needs heat at her home and for the others that I see and hear about before I mention me. Then, after I have prayed for them all, I realize just how blessed I am and I thank God for my live, my salvation, my blessing, and my future. I want to be a person who see what she has and knows Who to thank.
So that is what I'm doing to reach toward heaven. How is your week going? What are you reaching for?