Friday, February 4, 2011

Being Aware...

I have named the year of 2011 "The Year of Being Aware."  The word aware means having or showing realization, perception, or knowledge.

I am praying to be more aware of what God is doing all around me.  That includes what He is doing in my family, my church, and wherever I'm at.  You see, I can be a very impatient person.  I want to know the end of the movie, before I watch it.  I want to know the final score before I watch the game.  This is a problem, because I miss out on all of the things God is doing around me and I do not like that.  I can get so focused on the ending of a situation that I miss out on the lessons that can be learned and the words the Lord speaks through out.

I was recently at a retreat with the MCM Network of pastors in Pittsburgh and a good friend of mine, Brian Bolt spoke on being aware.  He said how we can be unaware of what God is going because we are so focused on doing what we think we should be doing.  That hit me because that is me.

Now don't take me wrong, I have been aware of what God is doing, but I also know that it is an area I need the Holy Spirit to grow me in.  God is doing so many wonderful things in my family, my church, and all around me and I want to be aware of all of them.

May God grow me in being aware and may this be a powerful year in the Spirit.

2 comments:

Tor Hershman said...

Walter Paisley's poet friend Maxwell Brock was AWARE.

SOGS,
Tor

val said...

A gift is now delivered and proven to the whole world as a witness. Satan has deceived the whole world until the woman of Rev 12 delivers the true word of God. I am not a church, nor Mary, nor Israel. I am the prophet like unto Moses Num 12:3 raised up of my brethren Acts 3:21-23 proving the power of God in the spirit of Elijah Matt 17:3, Luke 1:17 to restore Matt 17:11 the true word John 1:1 from the wilderness Rev 12:6 to prepare a people. God our true Father will not put any child of his into a hell fire no matter what their sins, no matter if they repent in this life or not. It never entered the heart or mind of God to ever do such a thing Jer7:31, Jer 19:5. Turn your heart to the children of God. Begin here http://thegoodtale.wordpress.com. The proof is in the hearing; prove all things, God chose a woman.