“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,
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