Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Year Of Surrender!

Welcome to 2K9. The year of surrender! We’ll that’s what I have labeled it! Officially, I think it is the year of the Ox! And like a team of oxen, I desire to be yoked with Christ; to find, and surrender, more and more of my life to Him! It is my goal to be following Him more, and more closely by the years end!

This years goals:

1. Keep looking at the cross! Like Paul, I want to know nothing but Christ and Him crucified. For Christ, and the cross, to fill my every waking moment!

2. Seek Him will all my heart, soul, mind and strength! For He will let Himself be found by those who seek Him!

3. Search my heart by the light of His Word to find, and surrender, everything that I have been holding onto and not letting go of. My target: Absolute Surrender! (Note to self: Must re-read Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray again!)

4. To end this year bearing more and more fruit to His glory! To be more conformed to His image in thought, word and deed; that He might increase and I might decrease!

5. To grow in grace and godliness as a servant of the Lord, a husband and father!


Omah's Helping Hands said...

Amen! You are amazing Sam. I always feel so good after reading your posts. Yes, to become closer to him. I like the part about the oxen and to be yoked. That is good. My husband and I have a very good feeling about this year. We feel the Lord is going to be doing some magnificent things, and really moving. Praise the Lord!

Your list of accomplishments is excellant! God Bless You Sam! Keep filling people with His Word.

Sam said...

Hi Omah.

Thank you for your kind words! I wish that everyone wanted to be yoked with Christ for eternity!

I pray that this year you and your husband will continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ!!! There is no greater pursuit than to know Him and be known by Him! I pray also that He would continue to grow you and prune you through his Word so that you may bear much good fruit to the Father's glory. And that He would also continue to lovingly refine you in the fire so that your faith, of greater worth than gold, will be strengthened!