Wednesday, December 28, 2005

We're home

We flew home from Indiana yesterday. I listened to songs on my new IPod on the flight home. Santa was kind to me.

We had a great time with our family and it seems like the time went by so fast. I miss everyone already, but am happy to be home. I still need to unpack, but gee, the stack of cards and gifts that came while we were gone needed my attention.

I've been thinking more about living full on for Jesus. Surrendering more and more of my life, heart and mind to him. This is what I conclude. Get as close to the Fire as I can. Set my heart before Him, knowing He will take care of the rest.

Psalm 90 says He will accomplish what concerns me. This is my prayer. Take my weak, cold heart and fan the embers that smolder there. Turn my simple desire to be more like You, to know You more, to become a deep, deep well into a roaring passion that cannot be quenched. It's impossible for me to want Him more unless He draws me. So, I beg Him to draw me. Otherwise, I cannot run.

My goals for 2006 are simple. Pursue Jesus. Write. Hopefully get a new book contract since my second WestBow book will be turned in July 31.

Man, do you ever just feel so inadequate? Sheez. Thank goodness, Jesus is completely adequate and He lends Himself to me.

I also want 2006 to be a year where I abound in love. Do the First Corithians 13 thing. Love is patient, kind, keeps no record of wrong, bears all, believes all, hopes all. Never fails. It's the greatest.

Grace and Peace to you all.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a plan to me, Rachel. :)

Mary G.

Robin Caroll said...

Great goals, Rachel. My husband and I have started implementing random acts of kindness to strangers. It's been a HUGE blessing to us!

Heather Diane Tipton said...

ooh... is it okay if I steal your prayer? LOL I love that.

oh and as to your comment on my blog... yes I'm very aware that there is such a thing as prayers that aren't Holy Spirit led.

Hope Wilbanks said...

Excellent post...I agree with you on every account. ;) Happy New Year!

Audra said...

This is my heart's desire, too. One of the things I want from 2006 is an even deeper, abiding love for Jesus.