PRIMSUE'S HEART AND HOME


…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A NEW YEAR–A NEW BEGINNING

Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old.  Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming.  Do you not see it?  Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.”  (Isaiah 43:18-19)  As I reflect on 2010, both the good and the not so good, I choose not to dwell on the past – but to look forward with great expectancy to the “new that is coming”.  Perhaps 2010 brought a season of wilderness into your life, but God’s Word tells us He will make a way in the wilderness. 


You [God] crown the year with Your goodness; Your ways overflow with abundance.”   (Psalm 65:11)  I pray that God will go before each of you this year and that you will experience peace, prosperity and an abundance of His presence. 

I gave up making New Year’s resolutions years ago – I found that I often did not keep them anyway.  But this year I have chosen to make two commitments.  I am committing to read through the Bible this year; and I am committing to memorize Scripture – two verses or passages each month.  I realize that these are commitments that in my own power I probably would end up not keeping.  But Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”  So I move forward with confidence, that I will be able to succeed, because I am committing this to the Lord. 

As I reflect on 2010, one of the good things I rejoice over is the friendships I have made through blogland.  Just a few short months ago I set aside my fear of the unknown and started this blog.  And I am so glad I did.  You, my friends and followers, have blessed and enriched my life with your encouragement, support, talents, and creativity.  Thank you for being a part of my life and allowing me to be a part of yours.

Have a blessed New Year,
Sue

13 comments:

bettyj said...

Sue, I enjoyed this post. I too feel I was afraid when I ventured into blogland, but I certainly think now I have been blessed by it. I have met so many nice people, yourself included. Hope you will join us on the forums.
betty

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Sue
Wonderful post!
I have also enjoyed blogging this year, it has been so much fun!
Look forward to the New Year and blogland!
Teresa

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Have a wonderful New Year Sue!!

Blessings to you~~
Julie

cottageprims said...

Sue~ The post was so inspiring.Hope you and your family has a Blessed and Joy Filled New Year.Warm Wishes!~Amy

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Sue,
I feel we are all blessed to be able to communicate with each other in this new world called "technology". I am so glad I started blogging this past June. I have met many wonderful gals who share their talents and inspire all of us, what fun it is. I enjoy your blog, look forward to a creative 2011.
Connie

bettyj said...

Hi Sue,
I just had to tell you, several years ago, at Nawgers Nob, a craft festival in Townsend Tn,near the smokies, I bought a beautiful picture like your header. I know those are family, but I thought I would share that. I love your header.
brtty

Carol said...

Wise words spoken by a wise lady.

mrssmith07 said...

I enjoyed reading your post Sue!!

Big hugs to you and have a great New Year!!



Rox

Primitive Echoes said...

A bit late but Happy New Year. I am checking out your blog and you have done a wonderful job. thanks for sharing it all with us. Looking forward to the journey.

Primitive Echoes said...

I came, I saw, I love it. I follow lol!

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Sue,

Stopping in to say Hi ! And a very happy and healthy New Year to You !

Love the Bible verses !

Hugs,
Linda

~Madalynne~ said...

Such a beautifully written, inspirational post to start the New Year.

Angie Berry said...

I agree, a wonderful post Sue! I am thankful for all the Lord has done for me this past year. He has blessed me more than I even deserve! I'm looking forward to following you this year and getting to know you better, my sister in Christ.