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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Looking Ahead


In the past, I have always seen the New Year as a new beginnings of sort. Like a brand new notebook with pages waiting to be written on, it always seemed like a chance at a fresh start.

This year has been different for me. 

We are going to be discussing how the Lord is leading each of us spiritually in Care Group tomorrow. Discussing if there is a particular area in our life that the Lord has highlighted as one of needed change, or a spiritual disciple that perhaps could be an area of emphasis or focus in our life...and how are we planning on meeting these goals. 

I've thought about it, prayed about where the Lord may be leading me this year, but haven't had any clear direction. I feel like a rudderless boat, adrift in the water wondering where the Lord will take me next. My goal is to stay afloat...not very lofty goal. 

I have found myself getting anxious when I think of the coming year. Some how anxiety did not seem like an acceptable word for the year but, faith, is. I need not be anxious that my boat may be headed right for the rocks. What I need is faith....Faith that HE is the rudder on my boat, seriously, I'm not just drifting aimlessly. I'm not going into any waters He hasn't already navigated ahead of me, always with his purposes in mind. 

So my word for the year is faith..Instead of fearing WHAT might be ahead of me, I will instead trust, WHO has gone ahead of me

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

4 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Realizing that God is the rudder on your boat is far more lofty than thinking that we're guiding our boats.

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe...love your word "faith". Mine is Praise! Happy New Year! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

With Jesus you are safe, no matter what comes.

My word for this year is 'dependence', dependence on Jesus for everything.

Worry can so ruin our life if we let it. I've been a worrier most of my life, not good.

Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

Janette Wright said...

Oh my!, this just summed up exactly where I am. You have said it so well. I just kept shaking my head as I read, saying to myself, that is me.
Thanks for sharing. My verses this year are Matt.6:25-34. I am with you this year as God increases our faith.