I find it so hard to believe we are at the start of another new year. The first of the year always feels like a time of new beginnings for me. I get to pull out a new calendar, usually decide on a new devotional plan, and I think about goals for the year ahead.
When I look back on 2012, I can say that it continued to be a year of change for our family. I no longer work outside of the home and although there was quite a bit of angst while changes were happening at my job, I can now see it was the Lord's way of helping me to let go of it. When the job went away, I was ready to say goodbye, I had already emotionally detached. Being home fits me like a well worn shoe....it's what I need for this time in my life.
Now I don't make resolutions anymore, never seemed to keep them so I stopped making them. But with the new year in view there are things I would like to accomplish or at least get better at. I am making an attempt at the 365 Day Photo Challenge....we will see how that goes....I plan on being flexible...not going to worry if I don't get a photo everyday
There are relationships that I would like to improve that have suffered battle scars through the years, some doors are opening, I would like to take advantage of that fact.
I would like to get better at sharing the gospel when opportunities arise...and with that in mind I would like to be more keenly aware of opportunities that are given to me. Now is the time
Finally when I think of an area that the Lord is wanting me to grow in this year, I think it would be trust, taking thoughts captive and remembering that he has everything under control
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge Psalm 62:8