12 Steps of Purpose for the New Year! From Chicklit Power

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Wow, the first Friday of the year! Are you enjoying the ride so far? Are you easing into the New Year or have you raced up your first hill? Grab your coffee and let’s get to Step 11 which is easiest when we’ve done Step 10.

Step 11: Seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying for knowledge of His will/purpose and the power to carry it out.

Do you have a BFF, someone you don’t even have to plan to call, or spend time with; it just comes easy? You can share just about anything and everything with them, knowing in your heart that they won’t judge you, criticize you, gossip about you, hurt you in any way, at least not on purpose. I’ve heard some couples talk about the ability to finish each other’s sentences because they know and understand each other so well. How does that happen? Conscious, consistent contact! That’s how!

Well, why do we seem to expect all of that from God without that conscious, consistent contact? Is it because He’s “God”? Do we understand and have we come to accept as truth the fact that He longs to have relationship with us, that conscious consistent contact? This step is how we will gain the knowledge necessary to discern His will/purpose for our life and thereafter walk toward it and through it.

But many of us may still have a distorted vision and/or opinion of how they see God. Oh, my heart longs for you to see Him as He truly is: loving, patient, kind, and waiting . . .

Here’s a beautiful description of the One who waits for you to come to Him in prayer and meditation: “The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty

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the Book with ALL the answers!

One, will save! He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17.

I remember the first time I read that. I wept, literally. Can you even begin to imagine that He rejoices over you with gladness as He waits for you to come to Him in prayer so He can quiet you with His love and rejoice over you with singing? Oh, what a beautiful picture. When I meditate on these Scriptural truths, how can I not reach out to Him for consistent conscious contact?

Join me Monday for the conclusion to this step and we’ll move on to Step 12!



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