Happy New Year! I just love a blank new page. I love shopping for a date book that will be my new companion for the next year. Crazy~ I know but I love date books. Another year has come and gone. Today is our official last day of Christmas break~ and I think I need a nap. How about you? But instead I am going to somehow turn this chaos back to order. At least I am going to try.
2012 was a year of healing for me. I started last year with a very broken heart after losing my father suddenly. As I reflect on this past year I am so very thankful that God heals the broken hearted. He is so good like that! I am starting this year with great joy and healing and feeling more like myself.
I am looking at some changes this year. I have never been a big fan of changes. However~ after a year of leaning on the Lord like I have never before~ I can honestly say I am ready. I am even excited. I am finally learning that there will always be gaining through losing. The most difficult days can teach us to trust God more. Somehow when we walk through the darkest storms they become the sweetest memories with the Lord.
It would be wishful thinking to think 2013 will be without challenges. I doubt that the year will be all sunshine and picket fences but walking with God will ensure that He will be guiding us through each day ~ come sunshine or rain.
Winston Churchill said it so well~ "Never give up. Never, never, never, never!
God has a plan for each us in the coming year! He is on our side! He is cheering us on! He loves us! He wants us to prosper!
It is my personal prayer to love more, to serve more and to give more in this brand New Year.
King James Version (KJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.