I filled out my "Play & Plan" Fun Sheet (a simple yet powerful tool located here) to help me bring focus to my life in the new year. I'm really glad i did - you see, yes, it might look elementary however, looks can be deceptive as it has served as an awesome foundational reference point for me as I take time to look at it each morning.
It reminds me of who I'm called to be.
When you fill yours out, you'll see what I mean...
One of the spots to fill in on the sheet is "3 ways I want to feel each day." Mine were:
vital - full of vitality!
One way I've been sticking to my desire to feel grateful & creative each day is by doodling down the first message I hear from the Holy Spirit each morning. (Not a mind message - nothing frontal lobe here - but a message that rises up from deep down inside.) I doodle something out and on the back of my picture, I write down 3 things I'm grateful for. Thus feeling grateful AND creative all in one shot and fulfilling 2 out of my 3 objectives. :)
Last week one of my doodles was about faithfulness. I love receiving these little messages from God because they really make me stop & think. It dawned on me, really dawned on me, that faith is a gift. I wondered if I have ever really appreciated it as a gift and received it as a gift? You know what I mean...like when a friend gives you a birthday gift, we take the time to "ooh" & "ah" over it and really make a big deal over how special it is because any gift given in love is a big deal?!!
Well, I realized that I needed to take the time to do just that - to stop and thank God for what a true privilege it is to be in relationship with Him through faith! It's so neat that we get to believe the Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven & Earth - at His Word. We could just be stumbling along like some little fuzzy-haired, drool mouth trolls never realizing who we are in Christ but because of the measure of faith each one of us is given, we get to know Him! And you know what I say to that? "Ooooh, Aaaaaaaah..." :) In Love & Grateful to Serve Him, -Anne :)
"Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]." Hebrews 11:1AMP
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1KJV
Click here for the "Play & Plan" Fun Sheet