Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Year Reflections

OK. So most bloggers have written their New Year Reflections posts already.
Yes, I realize January is more than half over.
Hey, I've never claimed to be on the leading edge of 'with it'. (I do wear Mom Jeans you know. *wink*)
But, alas, here I am. Sharing my New Year Reflections with you.
I sat on January first with God and my journal, and remembered the year gone by. I remembered His presence through the past twelve months, and marveled at how much happened - which I could never have predicted; which I didn't understand; but with which I knew I could trust Him.
And I finished my reflection with this:

LORD, I have no idea what's going to happen in 2011. No idea regarding work, family, speaking, or writing. I just don't know.
But I know YOU do.
And I am surrendering to Your good and perfect will, LORD. I trust You to take me where You want me to go; to open and close doors as You know is best; to show me what you want me to see and to make me who You want me to be.
I am Yours, LORD, completely Yours.
Trusting, obeying, surrendering to YOU.

And that's when I realized God had given me a new word for 2011. In 2009 the theme for my life seemed to be TRUST. In 2010 it was OBEY. And as I looked at what I'd just written I became convinced this is to be the year of SURRENDER for me.
Knowing I can TRUST God to do what is best, choosing to OBEY His plan and not make my own, I willingly SURRENDER to His good and perfect will.

Hmmmm. If I were a betting girl, I'd say the next word is going to be PEACE. Seems the logical progression, don't you think?



2Thinks said...

These days everything seems to remind me of the hymns I grew up on. This post takes me back to

"all to Jesus, I surrender. I surrender all."

Steph said...

I love it...I think I'm a year behind you!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Surrender....God worked me over with that one a couple of years ago when the only verse that showed up everywhere I went was Romans 12: 1-2.

My word for this year is GRACE.

Happy New Year!


BASSakward Tales said...

I think I might borrow that if that is ok with you! God has opened so many doors for me already this year. I am hoping to go back to work real soon! God has blessed me sooooooo much!

Irritable Mother said...

Heidi - I.love.that.hymn!

Steph - Glad to be on the journey with you. :o)

Leah - Ah, yes. GRACE. I need lotsa that!

Ginny - Borrow, sister. Borrow!
I'm glad to hear you're seeing God's blessing. He gives and takes away. Blessed be HIS name at all times. Amen?