Don’t set goals, Set time for Jesus

27 thoughts on “Don’t set goals, Set time for Jesus”

  1. This is the reason I have no longer focused on any traditional New Year’s Resolution. My focus is on a 40-day challenge to go forward with purpose and faith based on Exodus 14:13-15. What is behind us is behind us and will be swallowed up in the sea that is before us. We need to go forward without murmuring, without complaining and resting our faith and testimony on Christ and all that he represents. This includes taking up our journey through the Old Testament and come unto Christ and be all the more converted by the power and authority of the Holy Spirit.

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      1. Thank you. I am posting daily devotions based on the Old Testament study I am engaged in, as well as inspiring messages on the 40-day Challenge. It is amazing to see the power and influence of scripture and how to apply them into our lives.

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  2. Amen and Amen. Needed exactly what I just read. The Lord always finds a way to speak to us, even by your post. Boy am thankful to know His voice when I hear(or read) it because He reminds me that I am His and what a merciful God is He even let me be called His. Thank you and God bless you Julie, Happy New Year sister.

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    1. Oh I praise Him for drawing you near and speaking directly to you. We all need to be alert for His nudges and messages (I just recently read a blog about this). I receive the blessings you forwarded. And I pray right now God blesses you. Happy new year, sister!

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  3. Oh I am just now seeing this on your blog!! Happy New Year dear Julie!! You are such an inspiration and encouragement to me!! Thank you Dear Jesus for Julie!!
    My week ends are consumed as a Hospice nurse and this New Year week end God called many of His children into glory!! I am most certainly in awe of how the Lord orchestrates our passing into heavenly realms. The people he places so perfectly on assignment for His Glory, for He has the exact second He welcomes us into His precious presents For most definitely it is not our plans, but His.
    So I would like to encourage everyone to lean on the Lord with every breath you take, it is truly a gift.

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  4. Julie, dear sister, this post is SO timely ~as all of your messages. The Lord spoke directly to ME through YOU~ Literally I was setting goals at my computer when I went to search for you on IG and here. You were heavy on my heart and mind. Those of us that believe must put him first~above everything (and puppies!). Fighting my brain injury over these years has been “aided” by being organized. And goal setting helps my brain functioning by not forgetting what it actually is I said I would do. But I also know that my time with Christ is what feeds me and makes me the most successful! Lord, I lay my own plans aside ~you know my true motivation and desires~I trust you to design my continued growth in your way only. I lift up my sister, Julie and everyone reading. May we all have you as our focus as we continue our journey. I love you sister! I thank you for your incredible testimony and witness. ❤️🙏🏻

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    1. Praising Our Life-Saving Lord right now for your life Karla. He knows your struggles. Look how far He has brought you! Yes, Lord, I agree with my sister in prayer that all who like to control their plans remember You are first, Your Way comes before ours and may we bow to You in heart, in speech, in behavior and mind.

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  5. Julie, your words speak from the Spirit. We are called to focus on God when facing uncertain plans. I am praying that Jesus will be walking with me (He’s always there), but more importantly, that I trust Him faithfully.

    I am making plans (with God’s help) to soon travel to Montana to spend time with my mother, who is is recovering from broken hip surgery.

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    1. Thank you Richard for letting me know I obeyed God with this post. I am struggling to with so many prayer requests, feels like so many are hurting physically and spiritually. Our Lord guided me to pray like I mean it for some, allow others to pray for others. When I say I will pray now that the Lord will orchestrate this trip to your mom’s, I mean it 🙂

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