Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Another year has come and gone.
How will this one go down in the books for you?
Did you meet new friends?
Did you start or finish any new projects?
Did you take a class or learn something new?
Did you read any books?
Did you bless those around you?
Did you serve at your church?
Did you share your faith?
Did you pray more or less?
Did you draw closer to God?
Years come and go.
Are we growing and making a difference
in the time God had given us?
The questions raised above are not intended to elicit guilt,
but they are the kind of questions that help us determine
how much we are making our life count.
Consider writing down a highlight of your year
before you even begin to thinking about goals for the next year.
Do this thoughtfully and prayerfully.
Ask God to convict you in areas that need to change.
Let Him affirm you in areas where He is pleased with your life.
Let this account of your your challenge and encourage you
to live your best life yet in the days ahead.
from A Daybook of Grace
I’m considering . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie