A few wishes for the New Year...
I am not making any resolutions this year. I spent most of my life looking forward to January 1 for a fresh start (I will exercise! I will stay on my diet! I will not procrastinate!) None of them ever lasted more than a few days!
I look forward to every day being a fresh start. I have a tendency to be a "Martha" (as in the Bible, not Stewart... see below*****) to get caught up in the day to day grind and miss opportunities to laugh and enjoy life and my loved ones. My only "resolution" to myself will be to try to remember to stop and ask myself several times a day- Is this the best use of my time right now? Am I glorifying God?
*****As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:38-41
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him."