[Resolution::a formal expression of opinion or intention made; the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method or procedure. synonyms -> resolve, determination, perseverance, tenacity, strength or fortitude.]
Shortly before the beginning of 2015, God simply posed two questions. It is from these two questions that I will live in the year 2015.
The first question was, “what are you passionate about?” What do you have a longing for? What is in your heart to do and experience? Once I have the answers to this, I know that I am to live out of that. Intentionally and resolutely obedient to that which He placed in my heart.
When the question was first posed, I immediately thought of the cultures of the world. Since I was 16, I have had a fiery passion and interest in the nations of the world. Once this was quickened to me, He unfolded some simple steps to live in that passion. The first being: read the books that I have collected regarding other cultures! So simple. He sees that passion lying dormant in me and knows that taking steps toward it in 2015 will empower and encourage me.
The second question was, “what do you love to do, but don’t do enough?” Now, this seems another simple question. And, as sad as this seems, the answer that came to mind was “laugh!” I see that in the past few years, a seriousness and stress has entered my life where joy and laughter used to reside. God was simply saying to me::be aware of this so that you can take the steps each day that release joy/laughter instead of stress. He is so loving that He wants me to resolve to live out of joy!
Now, these are just the questions that were posed to me and two of the answers that came. There are many more. I know that He is calling me to examine my heart [along with the Holy Spirit] so that there will be more answers to these questions and a more empowered way of living in 2015.