Do-Overs and A Focus for 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Good Evening Y'all: Have you ever heard the term having a "do-over?" That's how I feel when a new year begins - fresh and clean! A new beginning, a clean slate, a "do-over" so to speak. (My sisters and I use to give each other do-overs in games - at least once a game - for when we would mess up...we were sweet to each other that way...occasionally!) I love to keep order and make lists, even in my prayer journal. It helps me stay focused and on target, as I've been told by my precious and loving friends that I "tend toward ADHD." I know I do, oh yes I do. (I have been known to leave my bathroom while brushing my teeth to go do "something else" and end up slurping the toothpaste foam until I can get back to my bathroom and finish brushing...)

Anyway, I wanted to share Psalm 15 with you all and hope it will touch your heart as it did mine. I am going to memorize it as part of my commitment to memorize scripture in 2009.

Psalm 15 (New Living Translation)
1 Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?
2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
3 Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends.
4 Those who despise flagrant sinners, and honor the faithful followers of the Lord, and keep their promises even when it hurts.
5 Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.

I want to do all these things in 2009 (and beyond). From Psalm 15, I want to: worship in His sanctuary, enter His presence, lead a blameless life, do what is right, speak the truth from a sincere heart, refuse to gossip, refuse to harm my neighbors, refuse to speak evil of my friends, despise flagrant sinners, honor faithful followers of the Lord, keep my promises even when it hurts, lend money without interest, and take no bribes or lie about the innocent. I WANT TO STAND FIRM FOREVER!

I love y'all so, Georgia Jan

9 Responses:

Yolanda said...

Jan,

Itsn't it awesome how God uses others to confirm what He is speaking to you or to me or others? I loved your post and what a great scripture to be placing deep in your heart to live forth each day hence.

Love,
Yolanda

Patty said...

I love do overs, second chances and new beginnings with God!

I laughed when I read about you brushing your teeth and doing other things at the same time. I do that very thing. lol!!

I can't wait to see you next month at Woodstock!!
Love you,
Patty

Nancy said...

Well, you have just blessed my heart today! Thank you so much for the encouraging email. And your post here has me shaking my head in agreement. Oh, how I want to stand firm too!

And, I've enjoyed looking through your blog too. Love your post about your trip to Savannah. It's a favorite get-away of ours too.

Thanks again. May God bless you as you've blessed me!

HisGeorgiaPeach said...

Hi there! Absolutely love your post and scripture you decided to memorize. We all need a do-over I think and this is a great way to do it, together as Siestas! :)

~Sarah

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

AMEN! That is one of my favorite Psalms. I want that too. I am lifting you up in prayer sweet sister. May this be the best God-filled year yet!

Looking forward to meeting you in ATL!
Much love,
Angela

Stephanie Perdue said...

Hi Miss Jan,
I just found you blog. I love all of the "joy" found on your blog. This year my "Word of the Year" is joy. I have also joined Beth Moore's scripture challenge for 2009.

I enjoyed reading an seeing all of the pictures of Zeke. I have enjoyed seeing him grow on Carrie's Facebook.

Blessings to you and your family.

Lopsided Halo said...

Hey Georgia Jan!! How in the world are you??? I have missed you sooo much! We met at the airport in San Antonio ....and at the Siesta Fiesta!! Hope things are well....I miss your sweet face!!! My mom is doing much better with the whole blogging thing....ahahahaha...she actually asks about you guys now....haaha!! I hope you guys had fun this weekened....I would have been there in a heartbeat had I known!! Take care....and hopefully we can meet up again soon! Keep in touch!

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Hi Jan. I'm here from "Higher Grounds". I love this post... and love the scripture. Looking so forward to a Jesus year in 2009. Love your blog!!!

Lori Anne said...

Amen!
p.s. I'm totally that toothbrush thing too!

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