Week Four Theme:
I recently had a conversation with one of my most trusted friends and spiritual advisors and she told me of a sermon that she heard by T.D. Jakes in which he talked about not committing the mistake of making decisions based on circumstances, because they often change. Rather, we should focus on character when making our decisions, our own as well as the character of others around us that we are in relationship with.
This is going to be my goal for 2013.
I want to make decisions that are true to my character as well as forming or continuing relationships with people whose character resonates with mine. This is especially true when considering life partners, business decisions or life altering moves.
‘May your pursuit of God and a bountiful prayer life intensity so that you will prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2). May the anointing of the Holy Spirit be released in your life through prayer for your health and well-being. May your heart’s desire be fulfilled abundantly and the peace of God surrounds you completely. May the redeeming and powerful blood of Jesus protect you and strengthen you to do all that God has purposed for your life, and may the fruit of your body be blessed and empowered for eternity.’ (Excerpt from ‘When You and Your Doctor Pray’)
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV)