Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

What goes through your mind at the start of a new year, do you make resolutions, or have an area of focus that you feel the Lord is leading you in?

As followers of Christ we don't need a new year to give us a new beginning, we can push the reset button at any time just by repenting, but lets be honest don't we all like the idea of a new year?

During this time of year, I get a little reflective about the past year and also wonder about the future, what will this year be like. Where has the Lord brought me this past year but more important what are areas of sin and struggle the Lord has shown me that still have a strong root in my heart. Areas that still need refinement.

Contentment....despite the circumstances that I may find myself in, is an area that I struggle with.This can apply to so many different areas of my life and is something I feel like the Lord continues to try to teach me.

 Holman Bible dictionary defines contentment as "an internal satisfaction which does not demand changes in external circumstances" Another definition I found for contentment was "ease of mind"

Satisfaction and ease of mind, that's what I want for this year.....it's going to be a process, hope you'll continue to join me on this journey

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  Philippians 3:2-3


Nancy said...

"Satisfaction and ease of mind"...I want that too....I know God has many adventures for each of us in the coming year but one thing we can count on is that He will be with in each adventure.......

I here with you friend...for the journey...

WhiteStone said...

I find that I have to reset my mind over and over to place my focus where it should be...on things above, and not things on earth.

Camille said...

What a lovely post Maryann! May the LORD indeed bless you and yours this coming year with HIS peace and presence. May we all follow HIM closer and shine HIM to those around us. :)

Many blessings,