Monday, December 27, 2010

A Time of Reflection and A Time to Look Forward

Ready or not, here comes the New Year!
We often ask where the year went; it seems to have passed so quickly. At the end of 2010 we sit and think about what events occurred that blessed us and those that were difficult and challenging.We think about what we have accomplished and what we let slide. We make our New Year's resolutions with the greatest intent to keep them. It's very good time for such reflection.
I'm ready for the new year with my workout tape, my Dave Ramsey financial handcuffs, my journal and I signed up for Tuesday am bible study at church. Oh Lord, that I will be faithful to attend to these disciplines.

Two of my favorite verses are Lamentations 3:22-23
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

You can figure out why I cling to that verse, eh? Oh, yes, I need that mercy daily!

Looking toward 2011 I am committed to living simply, to making each moment count for good by loving God and loving people. I am secure in the knowledge that He loves me and has a plan for my life in the new year.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Just want to share a disclaimer if you will...plans to prosper you is often taken to mean financially prosper and while He may do just that, please consider there are many other ways for the Lord to prosper our lives...

good health, a life of meaning and purpose, a lesson, a challenge, a heart for others and a content spirit.

Whatever He brings...let us rejoice and love one another.



R. Quilter said...

Yes, I need to do some reflecting. Thanks for your blog.

ChaChaneen said...

Happy New Year's K! Excellent post of the reminder to reflect! Blessings to you my sweet friend!

Pam said...

Enjoyed your post. It makes me take pause and to reflect. You have been a blessing dear friend. I wish we had more time to chat. Thank you!

Janet said...

How Beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good news! Ohhh wont Heaven be devine?! All the Love and Joy and no more pain and sorrw and no more abused people or animals..Im thinking of you tonight..huggs...Janet xo