Tuesday, January 01, 2008
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I am so thankful for new beginnings. I have seen enough "New Years" roll around to know I am not very good at making and keeping resolutions. A few years ago I decided I just wouldn't make them any more. However, I want to continue to grow and change so this year I have a "desire" rather than a resolution.
My desire is to walk in the path the Lord has chosen for me - without murmuring and complaining - with simple faith and trust in the One who has promised to never leave me or forsake me. I know the path I would like to take, but I am beginning to understand that my ways aren't necessarily the best ways. From my perspective they look to be exactly right. I cannot see with His eyes. He knows the plan He has for me and for those I love most dearly.
At the beginning of this new year, I relinquish my plans, my desires, my dreams and grab hold of His strong right hand. I walk with steps that sometimes falter, sometimes fall, but the desire of my heart is to walk steadily toward the prize He has for me. I ask only that He give me grace and strength for the journey and that Jesus walks closely by my side.
Heavenly Father, with trembling heart I place my hand in Yours. Lead me in the way that You would have me go. Please place a hunger in my heart for You and for Your word. Draw me close Lord - I don't want to go anywhere without You.
"Thou will make known to me the paths of life;
In Thy presence is fullness of joy;
In Thy right hand there are pleasures forever."
Psalm 16: 11
Blessings to each of you as we begin this New Year,