Happy New Year Everyone! I still can't believe it's 2017. Did the year seem to go by fast to you? I know it sure did for me. I had every intention on posting this Sunday but sadly I didn't have time.
As you probably have noticed there wasn't a devotional up on the blog yesterday for our Meditation Mondays. I decided to take the week off and start posting again regularly next Monday. I'm getting over a cold and finishing up finalizing a few exciting things for the blog. I hope you don't mind.
First off I would like to remind everyone what this blog was started for. The blog verse or motto is Romans 1:12 "when we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours." This verse was given to me by God last year and I have held fast to it and put it into practice throughout this blog.
2017 is going to be a great year for the blog. I am currently writing for two other blogs as well as this one so I needed some help. I'm really excited to bring new writers to the blog. I'm still working out details and scheduling but can't wait to share them with you all. We will still continue with Mediation Mondays and Worship Wednesdays as well as starting to post on Fridays.
Another thing I'm excited about is being more active on our Instagram and Facebook pages. I'd like to also do more live events for you. A couple videos each week where we can just chat about how God is working in our lives. Another new thing is I am going to post each Sunday afternoon on the Facebook page a post where you can share your prayer requests so that we can all be praying for each other.
I would just like to take a little time and tell you a couple of my personal goals for this year. Every year I have big ideas and plans for goals I want to reach but never seem to follow through. This year I thought that I would make more reasonable ones that are easy to achieve.
1. Spend more time diving deeper into the Bible. I want to know God more and study His Word consistently throughout the year. I'm planning to do a few Bible studies this year to help me reach my goal. I already know God but I want to know Him more. My personal word for the year is Deeper. I want to goes deeper then I have before. I will talk more about this in another post sometime.
2. I want to write more. I get stressed out a lot on my writing because I always manage to wait until the last minute to write. This year I want to focus on writing quality articles and devotionals not just to get them done. It goes along with my word for the year for this blog and writing. My word is Quality. I want whatever I do for my writing or for One Girl One Life One God to be the best quality it can be.
3. Spend more time with the people I love and care about. Life is short and tomorrow is never promised. I want to live life having no regrets. No regrets about wishing I would've hung out with a friend or just talked to a loved one more. I want to cherish every moment as if it were my last.
What are some of your goals for 2017? I'd love to hear about them. Let me know in the comments.
Blessings and Shalom,
Grace Mae <3 <3 <3