New Year's Vision Casting

PRAY: Ephesians 5:15-17 – Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
DAY 1:
    1. Read John 1:35-38 slowly. Meditate on God’s Words for several moments.
    2. *Read through the passage again and journal an answer to Jesus’ question: “What do you want?” Ask yourself, “What am I craving and hoping for in my life over the next year?” Let the Spirit flow and have no expectations. There is no right or wrong answer.
                                                        *This exercise adapted from Teresa A. Blythe’s book 50 Ways to Pray page 16.
DAY 2:
    1. Review yesterday’s journal entry.
    2. Pray through Ephesians 5:1-2. See an example of praying through Scripture on the Pita Pockets blog.
    3. Journal answers to the following:
      1. What does being an imitator of God and living a life of love look like in my life?
      2. Where do I see God growing me?
      3. How am I spiritually stronger than last year?
      4. Where do I see myself quenching the Spirit?
DAY 3:  
a.  Review yesterday’s entry.
b.  Pray through Ephesians 5:8-10.
c.   Journal:  Ask God to show you what will please Him in the following areas of your life by journaling ways you would like to see growth in your:
  1. Spiritual life
  2. Health/body
  3. Role as a wife/husband
  4. Role as a mother/father
  5. Worship and ministry
  6. Finances/Career
  7. Sin (be specific. Try to really dig in to your sins in your character, not just your actions).

DAY 4:  
a.  Review yesterday’s entry.
b.  Pray Ephesians 5:15-17.
c.  Journal:  For my goals to be met in 2012 - What do I need to keep doing that I’m already doing? What do I need to change? (What is MY part?)
DAY 5:  
a.  Review yesterday’s entry.
b.  Pray through Ephesians 5:1-17 again, focusing on verses 1, 2, 8, 10, 15-17.
c.   Journal: What do I need God to provide to grow closer to Him in these areas in 2012? (What is GOD'S part?)