Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

My New Year's quote for the past few years, has been 
"We will open the book. It's pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. 
The book is called Opportunity and it's first chapter is New Year's Day."

This year I think it will be a little different. Each morning, as I look upon the blank page I 
think I will wait and see what God writes on the page first, what He lays before me each day, 
what He presents to me as "Opportunity". 

This year has been one of trusting. Learning to trust and then being given opportunities to rely on that trust

Proverbs 3:5~6 have become so ingrained in my spirit, thoughts and heart that the words will forever be a part of me! 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
Do not rely on your own insight
In all your ways acknowledge Him
And He will make your paths straight.

Some days, just by thinking on the words, saying them over and over, brought the trust I needed for the moment, for the day. 

I love this time of year. After the emotions that Christmas brings about, I savor  the quietness of the days that follow. And then we see the end drawing near. We can close out the old year, and wake up to a new year. Our God is faithful and is beside us regardless of the time of day, or the day or year, but for us, it's helpful to think of new beginnings. 

My new devotional book, "Jesus Calling", says,

"As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace. This is still your deepest need, and I, your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your neediness. My abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match." 

December 31

Now, I can't wait to read what  it says in the morning~

The first day of our new year~

 I love new beginnings.

 I love that our God is a God of . . .


 new beginnings


 and second chances.