Winter had to come some time, right? After the monster snow yesterday, I spent about two hours shoveling and I think I am expecting to do it again in a few hours. And the really cold weather is chasing it. Oh dear, grumble, grumble. Hmm, maybe I should make a snowman next time?
Well, have fun, my skiing friends—the day is yours.
About this time of year, a lot of us start longing for spring. Yes, right after the holidays. Visions of buttercups are dancing in my head. The heralds of spring. At least the daylight is lengthening.
Spring—the time of new birth when hope fills our souls for what new things God will do in us.
Are you longing for the spring in your life?
I hear a lot of people talking about cleaning the clutter out of their homes. I wonder if that is because all the Christmas decorations look like so much clutter when the holidays are behind us?
Whatever the reason, it’s always good to clear away the disorder to make room for what is coming in the new year.
Jesus was born. We celebrated in the season. But He grew up to be our Savior and take away our sins. What are you allowing Him to clear out of your life?
It’s the start of a new year and among other things, I hear people talk about waiting on God to reveal a special word to them to guide the new year. I have done this for many years. It is interesting how those words do follow the progression in the rhythm of my life.
A couple years ago, I retired. I redefined my life. That was a time to figure out who I was after a lifetime in the work force. I think it’s true for most retirees—you have to redefine who you think you are and what you want in life. And what does God want in your life?
Last year, I let go of expectations and strivings to refresh. Maybe it would be all right just to let go. Acknowledging that I don’t have to measure up to a set of rules anymore just might release creativity.
This year, it’s time to move forward. I finished a couple of writing projects last year. I am hopefully sending a book project out soon. After all the rewriting, editing and learning the correct ways to format it, I am excited and hopeful. I’ll tell more later, but it’s coming! And yes, I do think it is a God project.
So, have you asked Him for such a word? And why do you think this is the word for you at this time?
I would love to hear from you. If you would care to share, just put it in the comments below the blog.
I pray that God will show you His glory this year and empower you to create from your God-given dreams!
He is always in the business of creating newness in us.
Happy New Year, my friends.