Well, 2009 has gone and 2010 has come. I somehow like the changing of years. It always feel fresh and, well, new. Aside from the celebrations, food, games, friends, and other such fun, I enjoy thinking back on my year, as well as hearing what God has done in the lives of others. I had that opportunity again this year and it was a blessing.
I was particularly challenged by what one friend shared. He explained that it had been a good year, but really, it was trash. It was trash compared to all that it could have been, all that we could have done. I had to agree. It was a good year, but I did so little for the Lord and for others. All that extra time I had here and there, or wasted time that I could have used more wisely, could have been used for so much more. But I chose not to and I don't doubt that I missed out on many blessings.
As I go into this next year, I know that I have to commit any resolve I make to God. I am only weak, but He is strong and is able to keep that which I commit to Him. There are many things that I want to see happen in my life this coming year, but it is only through Christ that anything can be accomplished. I don't know what this year will hold; I'm in a season of waiting and I don't know how long it will last, but I know that while I wait, I am called to serve. I don't know what that will all include and I know it won't always be easy, but it is Christ who gives me strength through it all.
"Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed."