12 Blessings for 2012

This morning at church our pastor presented everyone with a hand out of Patricia King's "12 Blessings for 2012" proclamation. He had us all come to the front of the sanctuary together and speak each of these blessings out for our year. As I was reading them aloud with my church family, I felt impressed to claim these 12 blessings over my life month by month this year. Since there are 12 blessings, and 12 months, I want to focus on one blessing per month... having each blessing as a "theme" of sorts for it's corresponding month! I'm really excited about doing this and I'm excited to see how God reveals Himself to me through each of these different areas.

I thought I'd share these 12 blessings with all of you in case any of you would like to join me!

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2012: A Year of Increase
  1. JANUARY: "Increased Love"
    • I decree that I will increase in my love for God, myself and others! (Matthew 22:37-40)
  2. FEBRUARY: "Increased Peace"
    • I decree that I will increase in perfect peace, wholeness and soundness in my heart and mind, in all my ways and in every situation. (Numbers 6:26, 2 Peter 1:2)
  3. MARCH: "Increased Wisdom"
    • I decree that I will increase in wisdom from above because I love wisdom and ask for wisdom. (James 1:5)
  4. APRIL: "Increased Grace"
    • I decree that I will increase in the grace of God that enables me both to will and to do of His good pleasure. (John 1:16, Philippians 2:13) 
  5. MAY: "Increased Strength"
    • I decree that I will increase int he strength of the Lord as I wait on Him. (Isaiah 40:31)
  6. JUNE: "Increased Health"
    • I decree that I will increase in divine health and healing. (3 John 2)
  7. JULY: "Increased Prosperity"
    • I decree that I will increase in abundance and prosperity. All my needs will be met according to the riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Deuteronomy 1:11, Philippians 4:19)
  8. AUGUST: "Increased Revelation"
    • I decree that I will receive increased revelation  in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, His kingdom and His righteousness. (Ephesians 1:17) 
  9. SEPTEMBER: "Increased Power"
    • I decree that I will receive increased manifestation of miracle working power. (Acts 1:8) 
  10. OCTOBER: "Increased Answers to Prayer"
    • I decree that I will receive increased answers to prayer as I pray according to God's will. (1 John 5:14-15)
  11. NOVEMBER: "Increased Purity of Heart"
    • I decree that I will increase in the purity of my heart, its motives, and its passions. As a result, I will perceive God in new realms and dimensions. (Matthew 5:8)
  12. DECEMBER: "Increased Boldness"
    • I decree that I will increase in boldness to proclaim the Gospel and as a result many will turn to the Lord! (Acts 4:31)
Aren't those powerful?! I'm so excited to walk through each of these blessings and truths throughout the coming year! To believe God for His promised blessings, but also to humbly seek His truth and wisdom regarding each of these areas. I am looking forward to hearing from Him in NEW ways and old ways.

That means that January (THIS MONTH!) is the month for Increased Love! I am looking forward to trusting God to teach me more about LOVE this month! My pastor preached a really inspiring sermon about love this morning and the Golden rule, and it put so much passion in my heart about being a loving Christian. I think that's another post, but I really do want to share about it because it was chock full of powerful messages about how to truly love like Christ. 

I am so looking forward to this coming year and the ways in which God will cause me to grow! I am so thankful for His GRACE and PATIENCE with me and His passion for watching me grow up in Him. 

I hope your first day of 2012 was full of vision, hope and invigoration! 

Love to you all! 


Beka said...

I love it! :) Thanks for sharing! I wish i could PIN this page to my desktop! :D

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

what a great idea. I hope you had a wonderful start to your New Year with your family and you're feeling better. No more sick stomach, I hope. :)
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Melissa said...

I love this!!! Your pastor sounds so insightful and full of wisdom .. I love how he's pouring into all of you through his sermons and prayers like this. I particularly love that your due date month is all about grace. Perfect for the early newborn days, hmm??!