New Year's Meditation
Of all the inspirational messages I have read this last week regarding the transition into the new year, one in particular has caught my fancy. The writer focused on the holidays reminding me that 12 months ago, we celebrated the holidays but a whole year has passed. I am not the same as I was 12 months ago. He went on to write that 12 months from now, again, the holidays will occur. More changes in me will take place. What was his point? None of us have arrived yet! We're improving (hopefully) but not complete yet. The written piece left me with a feeling of hope. It reminded me of the encouraging words in Phillipians 1:5-7. "He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ."
So as I look back over 2008, I embrace the journey. I've gained some strides in last year's resolution to get more organized in my home, but I hope to accomplish more in 2009. Spriritually, I've gained some ground in patience over the last year, I long for so much more! I've evaluated my relationships this past year and I hope to cherish more my valuable friends and not take them for granted. 2008 brought new dynamics to our family with the birth of Susanna in October. I look so forward to what I will learn in grandparenting this precious baby in the coming year.
I want to laugh more in 2009 and eat more sensibly and I want to learn more blogging techniques, and so forth and so on. God has begun a good work in me and it's not over until He says it's complete!
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