Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year!

I am finally back home after spending about a week in Kansas City, MO at the International House of Prayer's Onething conference and WOW, what an incredible way to ring in the new year!

I have been to MANY conferences over the years and this will be my 3rd Onething and of all of the conferences I have attended it is the ONLY one where I have been truly challenged and this year I have been awakened, it has been incredible.  The yearning that has been placed inside me for the Lord and to really seek Him has been like nothing I have ever experienced, and I have been doing this for a LONG time. 

I have never experienced such a burning for the Word of God.  A few months before the conference (I didn't even know I was going to go) I began to experience such discontent and I had this desire to read the Bible that I had NEVER experienced.  Not just reading but truly EXPERIENCING the knowledge of the Holy One.  I had no idea what was going on!  After going, I understand that he was cultivating a DESIRE within me for HIM, not just to read some good passages, but to experience them and the love of God as He began to speak to me throughout the day.

So this year in the midst of the crafty fun, I am committing to these things.

1) Fast one day a week (I encourage you to read The Rewards of Fasting by Mike Bickle and Dana Candler, it will mess you up)

2) Wake up early and go to bed early.  We already go to bed early, but I sooo want to really commit that time to the Lord in the morning, before all the craziness starts.

3) And for normal resolutions, LOSE that pesky 13 lbs that is hanging on for dear life, haha!!!

4) Take some sewing classes so I can actually figure out patterns!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic year so far!


Eva Scott said...

I am totally with you on #2. I love my sleep but would love to sacrifice some of it to get in the Word!

Rebecca said...

yes, #2 is a great goal! I think I will take that one on to. I need more of just sitting and meditating on the Word with no distractions.
So glad you had a great and refreshing time!