#1 ~ My Grown Up Christmas List 2012
My list is not something Santa can handle. As you will see as the days unfold, my grown up Christmas List is far more in the hands of God than anyone else. Some is directed toward individuals with hopes and prayers, and love will be at the core of most everything. Always love, and sometimes forgiveness.
This is one of the few things I wish just for myself.
# 1 – My Walk & Faith
For my on going walk with the Lord.
Time daily in the Word, studying and reading.
Time in prayer daily.
For my unbelief, that the Lord would help my unbelief.
For my church attendance to be more consistent that I might grow in my relationships with others of common belief.
For ongoing grace that is so undeserved.
That my claim of belief and faith in Christ, would be mirrored in my life.
“Professing that we are connected to Christ in salvation carries with it an obligation to back up that verbal claim with a lifestyle that mirrors the character of Christ” ~ Larry E. McCall – Walking Like Jesus Did
1 John 2:5-6
New King James Version (NKJV)
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
I know the lifestyle I was living prior to my divorce was anything but mirroring Christ. The past nearly 3 years I’ve struggled to stay on the path, easily led back toward a ‘me’ centered life. So the very first, and most important wish on my list is that my walk of faith, my everyday lifestyle, the me that no one sees as well as the one that is seen, would all be evident of the faith that is growing in my heart.