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My Prayer for the New Year: Introduction

2016. What a year! Am I right?

As we enter 2017, I consider my own New Year's Resolutions. How can I improve on 2016? I know that I don't want to be the same and I don't want to do the same thing for 2017. I don't want to rely on what the Holy Spirit has done in the past, but what He's going to do in my present and in my future. 

As I get older, I'm discovering that it's easier to become complacent. I'm entering another year of motherhood and I see that it's so easy to give into survival mode. Yet, complacency and survival aren't what I want 2017 to be marked by. I want a year of tremendous growth and victory in all areas of my life! 

As I considered 2017, I felt led to begin the year in prayer. I want this year to be different than previous years. I want God's leading to be evident in every area of my life. In order for this to happen, I need to be leaning into His presence. I need to be listening for His voice and swiftly moving in the direction of His leading. 

I also felt God leading me to consider and pray through the fruits of the Spirit. If you're not sure what the fruits of the spirit are, consider this verse: 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law.
— Galatians 5:22-23 ESV

Over the next nine days, we will journey through each of the fruits of the Spirit. We'll consider what each one means and how we might apply them to our lives. This is one journey that you don't want to miss out on! I am so excited to begin this journey with you!

Check out the rest of the posts in this series!

My Prayer for the New Year: Love