1. Speak in love/Keep God first
2. Teach my students good character by example and skills secondarily
3. Intentionally exercise and eat right
4. Ride a gondola in Venice, Italy
5. Run a 10K or 5K.
We we encouraged to reexamine our list and filter it through John 5:30-"I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of my Father which hath sent me." My list remained relatively the same, and God showed His will.
I made great progress in my goals for 2012. I fell in love with God's Word. God showed me some areas to work on in regards to my conversation. I loved my kiddos and prayed for new harvests of kiddos. God has given me an abundance. I began within the last few months to purposefully eat healthy and exercise. I did run a 5K, I got doused in colored corn starched and had a blast doing so. That was the largest race with several thousand participants that I had ever run, but it was totally worth it. I did ride a gondola in Venice, Italy and I believe God orchestrated the whole thing. I met two Canadian young men and my one regret was that I didn't share Jesus Christ with them face to face. However, through the wonderful world of technology, I did have a chance to share Christ with one of them at great length while he was still on his trip in Europe. Therefore, I saw my desire to ride a gondola as a seed planting opportunity for God.
Now as I get settled into 2013, and see that God can bring me overseas to plant seeds for him, why can't I do the same in my own neighborhood? There are opportunities surrounding us everyday. We just have to GO. God will give us the words, if we give Him ourselves with a willingness to serve Him. My decisions for 2013 are similar to before, but they can be summarized in the word, GO. God commands us to GO and make disciples. I must GO and be a light to my kiddos, I must GO and speak the love of God to others, I must GO exercise. It is just that simple.