4.16.2007

I Desire To Be

Amy has been making me do some real soul searching this weekend. She tagged anyone that read her list to do it also. After giving it some thought this is what I came up with:

I desire to be glorifying God in all I say and do.

I desire to be in the Word daily. I'm very bad at putting my blog first and not Him.

I desire to be more committed to watching what I eat so I can get my hips replaced sooner than later.

I desire to be the wife my husband wants, needs and deserves. We are each other's best friend.

I desire to be a Godly example to my children. I pray that they see me handle all situations biblically and not on pure emotion.

I desire to be the first one to apologize when I do mess up. I don't want my pride to stand in the way of forgiveness.

I desire to be in control of my laughter~I can get the giggles at very inappropriate times.

I desire to be a witness of God's amazing grace to not only those that I come in contact with, but to those that I have no idea are watching my every move.

I desire to be an encouragement to all who stop by. I know how much I am encouraged by you, especially those facing tough circumstances. I stop by your place to leave a word of encouragment, but I leave being the one who was encouraged by your faith.

I desire to be a drummer someday! I am musically challenged, but it could still happen.

I desire to be debt free. I'm a very simple person and don't need extravagant things. I'm looking forward to buying a little house and just having the essentials.

I desire to be a pray warrior. There are so many people I know personally and so many in Blogville that need our prayers day and night.

I desire to be more consistent at sending get well, thinking of you and thank you cards. I know how much they encourage me so I don't know why I am not better at it.

I desire to be free of negative thoughts. I'm mostly positive, but once in awhile a bad thought will come and I dwell on it. Negativity only makes me feel worse and I can't change things that are out of my control so why worry about it!

I desire to be motivated and stay on top of my work. When I get my work done I can play!

I desire to be more patient. I'm usually pretty good at this, but lately I've noticed I want things now. God's timing is perfect and I need to trust that.

I desire to be thankful always for the good times along with the tough times. It's during both times that I can be learning and growing spiritually and seeking God's will for me and my life.

I desire to be full of life, love and laughter! I want to take eadh day and do my very best with it. I want to love and be loved. I want to spend the rest of my days laughing! I'll have my moments of crying I know, but I love to laugh more than anything.

9 comments:

Christine said...

Amy you are amazing!Your desires are such wonderful things to aspire to be.
That's one thing I struggle with. Is to accept the good times with the bad. I want so much for my children to have a happy life, but teaching them that sadness goes along with it. My son does such a good job at this, I'm in awe of how he handles his little life. I've learned so much from him.
Take care and have a great day!
~Christine
www.arewethereyetmom.com

De said...

Amy,
Thank you so much for the prayers for my mom and Phil. I did not want to put this on the blog because I did not want to embarrass them but neither one is a Christian and of course that is my most urgent prayer, that the Lord uses this to bring them closer to himself. Also, because of being in the hospital, he is going through detoxification from alcohol and that obviously complicates matters. I know that God is great and I lean on him and I am praying that this can be a witness to my whole family as my husband and I are both first generation followers of Christ. Sorry to put this on your post but I didn't know where else to send it. By the way, I love your post on your desires. I desire so much of the same stuff in my life. In fact, I have a rule for myself that I am not allowed on my blogs until I am in the Word. That has really kept my focus where it should be.
Blessings,
De

Michelle said...

what a great list you have going here! and although you say you desire to be, I have a feeling that you already are, or are doing, a lot of things!

Kailani said...

Debt-free sounds pretty good to me, too. I wish you success in finding your desires.

An Island Life

amy said...

Wonderful list. I hope others will do this as well. I hope you achieve all of this and you receive the desires of your heart

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Amy. Thank you for sharing this list. I hope that you will achieve your heart's desires.

Thanks for visiting. Take care!

Sandy said...

Great list, I love your heart for the Lord.
But I must warn you about your desire to play drums. Some people have the ability and trust me others don't. Dear hubby plays drums for a ton of different christian events, worship teams etc. God has truly given him the ability.....me on the other hand.....It took me one entire month to learn to play a basic beat on the kick drum, snare and hi hat. I was so proud of my accomplishment and showed off my new talent off to hubby, he then praised me up and down for what a great job I had done to learn that. Then I asked him the question that shows a real drummer from a non-drummer. Still beaming from what i learned, I asked him how long it had taken him to learn that...his reply.......about 5 minutes!!!! :)
Good luck with the drums :)
Sandy
http://samismom22.wordpress.com/

Carol said...

We need a drummer! Psalm 34:4!!

Carol said...

Oops. That should have been 37:4 - I sometimes get a little excited.