Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 A Year of New Possibilies

It's the first day of the new year. I was happy to be on my porch today. Thrilled that I've made it out there 3 days in a row. These are the thoughts I had while sitting before the Lord...

It's a new year! Abba, you are all about "new"s! New mercies, new creatures, new hearts, new names, new life, yes, Abba, it is safe to say that You are all about "new"s. Thank You for reminding me of that. I love "new"s too. New beginnings, new clothes, new journals, new Bibles, new babies, new books, new years. Maybe this is the year I will conquer my flesh, conquer my exercise demon, and get healthy...maybe this is the year we will gain a son in law, maybe this is the year I will love You more than ever...new years are filled with possibilities...

I'm so glad there are some things in the new year that I can count on. I know that this is the year I will cling to You. This is the year I will pray more. This is the year You will reveal Yourself to me in a new way. This is the year I will trust You with my loved one. The is the year I will have opportunity to love and give more. This is the year I will not give up. This is the year You will be faithful. This is the year Your will is done. This is the year You will give me strength. This is the year I will praise You. So much about this year I don't know, but these things I do.

This is the year You will love me as Your own and this is the year I will celebrate that love. Gracious Father, I am Yours forever and ever and ever. I am so grateful to be walking into 2009 holding Your hand. may Your name be high and lifted up in my life and in those lives of those who call You Lord. The day is coming of Your return...oh make us ready, Lord, make us ready.


What do you think about the new year? What things do you wonder? What things do you know? Hoping you are trusting in Him today. Love, JS

6 comments:

Brittani said...

That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us. I definitely plan on clinging to the truth that God loves me as His own. All day, every day! I plan on intentionally listening to the voice of truth over the enemy's lies. i also plan on loving my kids & Mat even more this year than last year... which seems impossible. I plan on showing them God's love by loving them selflessly... putting their needs above my own selfish desires. i could go on & on & on... but I will stop. thanks for the invitation to share. Love you, Happy New Year!
Brittani

eileensblog said...

Beautiful post Jackie. I have lots of thoughts swirling around about the new year. Still trying to sort some things out.

Happy New Year!

Molly's Mommy said...

You have inspired me to reflect and write
Thank you

DAVID AND AMY VENN'S WEBSITE said...

What a wonderful way to bring in the new year!!! I now feel the need to reflect on our own new year!!
May God bless your family in 2009
The Venns

Anonymous said...

Such a great reminder of what we can count on this year! Thanks for sharing your thoughts...I am always encouraged and challenged! Love, Christie

Jaciromer said...

Hey there, Alec said that is a cool bike seat Ellie has, in case, you don't know how cool it is! We do need to get over and "shop". Love ya.