This week Laurel Wreath is hosting New Year’s Meditations. I wasn’t sure I wanted to participate but as I began to reflect on how much God has blessed me this year and what I want to do for Him this year, I thought of Laurel Wreath’s invitation.
My prayer is that God will bless each of you richly in this New Year. Since I’ve been blogging for a year now, I want to thank each of you that has encouraged me along the way either through prayer, encouraging words or just stopping by to say Hi. It has blessed me beyond measure~my cup runneth over.
For my immediate family, I would like to know for sure that each member has a personal relationship with Jesus. Although, if I’m not sure, it’s OK because no one knows the heart except God.
With His help I pray that I will be a Godly wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. That is more important to me than anything else. I need His help because I am so easily pulled away by selfish things~like blogging and photography~not that these are wrong. I want to be sure that none of these interfere with my walk with the Lord. The purpose of my blog is to lift up the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and if at any time I stray from that purpose, I pray that one of my dear, Godly blogging friends will hold me accountable.
It is also my heart’s desire to be spiritually fresh. We live in a stale and arid world and can easily become that way too. God wants us to be a beautiful garden in the middle of a dry desert. Isaiah says, “…you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.” (Isa. 58:11) Yes, we will still experience trials and difficulties but our walk with the Lord can remain fresh. For me, I will not only stay in His word but study it on a more regular basis.
Finally, I would pray that if there is a lost soul who “happens” upon this blog, there would be something here that the Holy Spirit would use to stir in that individual’s heart to seek the Lord.