Happy New Year!!!!
I do love a new year...fresh, clean, so many opportunities, plans and dreams....anything is possible!
The first line of my devotion this morning, is exactly what I want this year to be about...
Come to Me with a teachable spirit, eager to be changed!
Oh, how I want to be changed! I want my heart to be changed, my mind to be changed, my priorities to be changed! I want prayer to be my first defense against any problem....not worry. I want my first thoughts in the mornings to be of how I can help someone today...not "what's in it for me." I want to focus on God's will for me and not what I WANT.
Yes, it all SOUNDS good...it's putting it into practice that is the hard part. Only because our flesh is like my 4 year old grandson...it wants what it wants......NOW! Its high-time to get some self-control and grow-up! At 54, you would think I would have done that loooooong ago. Physically and maybe even mentally, but certainly not spiritually....I have walked around the same mountain I have been trying to conquer for years and years....the rut is about over my head now! It's TIME...time to move out of the desert and into the Promised Land! MARCH!
Well, looking out my window, the new year looks kinda bleak! No, I don't live in the middle of a mud-riding pit (only good red-necks will know what I mean by that!). I live in an apartment complex (I know, booo...hiss), and they are expanding and clearing for the next phase. Oh well, what can I say....progress!
I have been trying to put my Christmas stuff away...to be honest it didn't get much past this stage to begin with...I moved to a new apartment the beginning of November...I was determined to decorate for fall before Christmas...well, apparently not determined enough...I had fall decorations out and red boxes for Christmas decorations!
Happy New Year...don't forget to eat your black-eyed peas today!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! Jeremiah 29:11