The first full week of the new year provided me with some time to reflect on the past year. I journaled about the lessons I learned and the things that happened, both good and bad. There was a lot of good and some bad, but overall, it was a year full of learning and growing.
I’ve always heard that time seems to move faster as we get older. If that’s true, I must be much older than my driver’s license says: these first weeks have flown by.
So today, I’m making it a point to pause and pray:
Where are we headed this year? What adventures will we experience together? What new lessons do You have planned for me to learn? What new people will You send into my life and allow me to help on their own adventures?
Will this be another year of learning to trust You? I ask that, knowing full well it will be; that always seems to be a part of our journey.
Will the lessons be difficult because I sometimes can’t see or hear You? Or will this be the year when trusting comes easy because I can hear You above all others and see You in front of me showing the way?
Lord, where are we headed this year? How will I handle the challenges I’ll face? Will I be strong and courageous? Or will I be weak and fearful? Will I be alert and attentive to your bidding, or will I be easily distracted and miss opportunities to help someone who needs me?
Lord, I do not know where we are headed this year, but I do know is this:
Although there will be times of fear and weakness and confusion and times of joy and accomplishment (when I may be tempted to forget about you), I will always be safe, I will always be loved and I will always find hope to share with others…
Because I will always choose to follow You.
I will be safe, I will be loved, and I will find hope to share with others.
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