Monday, January 10, 2011

Praying God’s Word: Update/Question

prayingFirst of all, let me just say HOW EXCITED I am that so many of you have decided to join me in this 2011 journey of praying God’s Word. When I posted it, I told myself I’d be happy if I had just one friend that wanted to come along…and, through emails, comments and Facebook messages, I think there are over 30 of you!!! WOW! So amazing!

Secondly, I wanted to ask you if you want me to post weekly about our verse or if the monthly post is enough? I don’t want it to be overkill…and, if most of you are choosing your own verses, posting weekly won’t be necessary!! But, {per some of your requests} I’m happy to give a little “snippet” of what God taught me through the previous week…and remind you of the verse for the next week.

Here’s what I’d do in the “weekly posts!”…

Week 1
Topic: Our Family’s Plans

Scripture: Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21

What God showed me this week:
*I need to let go of MY plans. It needs to be all about Him…not what I think I need! I need more of Him and LESS of me. More of Him and LESS of my children. More of Him and LESS of my husband. More of Him and LESS of my friends and family. More of Him and LESS of my memories and my plans!!! He truly needs to be my first priority!

*There were a few areas this week where God reminded me that that I am not in control…and that HE is going to find ways to make his purpose prevail. It was freeing!

Up Next: Week 2:
Topic: My Boys’ Happiness

Scriptures:  
A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
but heartache crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:13

Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me." Genesis 21:6



What do you think?
Weekly with the snippet?
Or just Monthly with the topics/verses I’ll be focusing on?

And, if you are joining us, and haven’t yet commented, please do!!! I’d love to know who you are!

20 comments:

The Coleman Family said...

LOVE THIS IDEA! I think the weekly snippets would be wonderful! I love reading your posts!

Jessica said...

This is awesome! I'll be joining in!

Cori said...

I loved participating this past week and am excited to continue. The weekly postings would be great! Thanks!

Jen said...

I really love this idea! I'll be following along throughout the year! Thanks for the encouragement!!!

The Boyer's Brigade said...

I'm doing it and loving it- I posted it on my blog and have already had 1 friend commit to do it as well!

You update as the Lord leads you...for me, I think it will be monthly :)

Thanks for sending out the verses you choose each month!

Brittney @ britandtheboys said...

I like weekly snippets! This was great this week. Thanks Brittney!

Emily and Andrew said...

I love the weekly snippets!

capree said...

I like the idea of the weekly snippets! I'm going to join you as well! My husband and I moved to Canada from Texas a few months ago (temporarily, thank God!)and I need something to lift my spirits!

lauren@{burns house} said...

First, let me say what a terrible commenter I am! I've read your blog for over a year and I rarely ever comment. So I apologize right off the bat:)

Second, I did actually comment earlier to say that I'll be joining along with you in praying God's word. I've just written my first weekly "snippet" as well, and let me just say how awesome this first week has been! Thank you so much for this idea and the encouragement to pray for our families! I'm really excited to see what all God is going to do through this:)

Austyn said...

Hey I'd love to join, but im a teenager so i can't pray about my husband, children, family, etc. Any ideas as to what i could do to kind of follow along with you but make it relevant to my life?

I think the weekly post is awesome!!

-Austyn

Calista said...

Just wanted to say that I'm joining you with the weekly scriptures and so excited about it. I did the first week and started week two today. Thank you so much for sharing this and I would love to see weekly snippets. You are so faithful and such a blessing to so many.

Sommer said...

I LOVE your blog, LOVE your heart for the Lord, and can't wait to join in! Thank you for sharing and would love to see the snippets :)

The Bordelon Family said...

I like the snippet. I'm not following the same order as you this week, however I think its encouraging to see how God is working for everyone! :)

Leah said...

I too am doing this with you and would love to see your weekly snippets!

tsharp said...

I vote weekly snipits. I think at least for me it will help me stay motivated and at the front of my mind. Im starting this week!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

This is so amazing. I will be so joining in! I love the weekly it's a great reminder. Thank you britney for doing this!

The Gillaspie Family said...

Following right along with you...and I like checking in weekly. :)

Mark and Jill Robertson said...

Wanted to let you know that I am doing this journey with you-- I have been very encouraged so far and appreciate the organization you have!!

Looking forward to it
Jill

Summer said...

I am joining in and vote weekly snippets. This has already made such a difference in my life just one week in! Thank you for this wonderful idea!

Mamma and Co. said...

I am joining. God gave me starter scriptures during prayer! Im stoked. Please do weekly snippets.