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?

Karen

5 comments:

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!

Leah

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?