I like to set expectations for the new year. By posting them for the world to see, I set myself up for some accountability.

This is what I’d like to accomplish:

  • Read at least 40 books (helps to improve my writing)
  • Complete 4 Bible classes– 1 each quarter(this does more for my writing skills than anything else I can do)
  • Complete a romantic comedy screenplay over the summer.
  • Complete a 2nd novel by the end of the year.

My desire is to get my first book contract this year.

Psalm 37:4
Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

That is such a great promise. But it is not easy to live by. The tough part of the above equation is to delight in God. It is so easy delight in my own self–seek my own pleasure, do my own thing. But when I delight in myself and not in God, even though I may be heading in the right direction, I’m just spinning my wheels, going nowhere.

He promises to give us the desires of our heart. Just like my husband and I wanted to give my son the one thing he wanted for Christmas, so God wants to give us good things.

So, this year, my one true goal, my one true purpose is to delight in the Lord — and all these things shall be added unto me. Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.