Monday, January 3, 2011

#1 New Year's Resolution...

Looking back on my 2010 resolutions, I discovered I accomplished most of my goals, at least personal ones:

  • Start a daily journal
  • Redesign
  • Enter a few art contests
  • Purchase designing software
  • Get ears pierced
  • Work on mandolin
  • Learn swing fiddle
  • Learn "country"/Gospel piano

I accomplished all of them except entering art contests and learning swing fiddle. In some, I still have to continue my expansion of knowledge (i.e. mandolin and piano).

I did begin a daily (or nightly!) journal, writing pretty faithfully throughout the year of 2010...though I admit, I did miss a few days. :) This is something I am continuing into 2011, as I would sorely miss my "Journal Writing Sessions"! is redesigned-thanks to the purchasing of designing/web building software-but not completely finished and published (I guess I did not add that to my list of goals!). And yes, I actually got my ears pierced for my 18th birthday!

And, let's say my spiritual goals can still apply to this year as well! (Hopefully more about them later.)

But as I begin writing my resolutions for this new year, I know what my "absolutely-positutely" (FYI: that's a Garms phrase!) number one goal is...

#1: To know and love my Lord Jesus Christ more and more every day.

Here is Philippians 3:8-10, my verses for 2011:

"Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish in order that I may gain Christ, and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith-that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and may share in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death."

This is my most important and "surpassing" goal for 2011, and should be for all of my life. Truly, this is what matters most.

Happy New Year!



Hannah said...

Thank you for sharing, Taylor! May God bless you richly in the new year!

Miss Taylor said...

You're welcome, Hannah! May you and your family be blessed in 2011 as well! Looking forward to actually "meeting" you sometime this new year! :)