From My Heart

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 -NIV

The first month of 2011 is almost over- did you make any resolutions?

This is the time of year that I and I’m sure many of you evaluate priorities and activities. Have I spent my time wisely in the past year? Am I about the work God would have me do? Was it a year of victories or a year I would rather forget. I would say there would be some of both in 2010 for me.
I saw God move in mighty ways this past year. I have been sure to give Him praise. I have also made some real blunders. I have been better about admitting my mistakes and learning from them. I am not one to make New Year’s resolutions; mostly because they are often made out of emotion. Then after that emotion subsides you see that either your resolution isn’t reality based or it doesn’t line up with what God would have you do.
I didn’t make any resolutions this year. However, as I said, I do evaluate and consider the past year and what lies ahead.
As I was praying today God brought to mind this scripture:
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
One would like to focus on the great moves God has made the past year rather than the blunders you have made. God doesn’t want us to do either.
No matter what 2011 has in store it will be “The New Thing” that God has for us. Let’s not be held back by the former things. I am looking forward to seeing what God is going to do next.

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