The title says it all. It's the start of a new year, a new chapter in the journey of your life.
I do love the feeling of starting over, so to speak, with an unwritten page in front of me, wondering what is going to be written on the lines of my life. I could easily pick up the pen and write in what I want to happen, what I think should happen, or I could hand the pen over to the One in charge of my life and trust Him to write what is best for me. Philippians 4:6 says, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:".
God is not going to steer me wrong, but I need to keep on seeking His face. Seeking Him daily for wisdom, for help with life decisons, for courage to stand up for Him, and for the others in my life that He has called me to pray for. So many times I have failed the Lord and I fall short of His glory all the time. Yet, He keeps on picking me up, just like a father that tenderly helps his child up after falling for the 100th time as they learn how to walk.
Anna sang a song on Sunday that I love and the words go like this: "I ask You: "How many times will You pick me up, when I keep on letting You down? And each time I will fall short of Your glory, how far will forgiveness abound? And You answer: "My child, I love you!" And as long as you're seeking My face, you'll walk in the power of My daily sufficient grace."
As long as I keep seeking His face. As long as I keep putting Him first in all that I do and say. Then will I walk in the power of His grace. His daily grace. Now, that is my New Year's resolution....to really seek His face this year. To be a shining light to all those around me in this dark world. And to be a prayer warrior for all those who need me to stand in the gap for them, friends and family. May God help me keep this resolution close to my heart. Amen!