Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year

It’s a new year.  2011.  Some people think of it as turning a new page, a fresh clean page to begin writing something new with their life.  Others like to make resolutions about the things they absolutely are going to get done this year.  For some people it is a depressing weight, thinking of all that may or may not happen in the coming 365 days.  So many thoughts go through our minds as one year ends and another begins.  Remember the year 2000 and all the questions about what would happen?  Nothing happened, computers didn’t crash, the world didn’t end.  Remember, calendars are a man made thing, totally artificial numbers.  We picked the beginning date for the various calendars we use around the world, not God.  God has his own plans and he doesn’t really care about the particular number on our calendar year.

So what do I want for 2011?  I only have one really deep desire and that is to walk even closer with my Saviour Jesus.  I want to know him even more intimately.  I want to obey Him always.  I want to be totally His.  And I would like my family to follow Jesus in just the same way.  Okay, maybe that is two desires!

It is so easy to write those words, so much harder to carry through on them.  But that is my intent, my goal, my desire.  I want to be always and forever totally in Jesus’ hands.  And since He wants the same thing for me, I know I can count on His help every single hour of every day.  How about you?  What are your desires for 2011?  Do they include the Saviour?

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