Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

I am not one to make New Years resolutions. I cannot keep them; by February, whatever the resolution was I have already failed miserably. But New Years has come at a good time for me this year because I have only been at our new place for two and a half weeks which means I am at a point of a lot of new fresh starts. Therefore, instead of a resolution I am going to have New Years expectations. I pray that God will continue to direct my path and show me more of Him. My expectations are:

- God is going to continue to provide in every way.

- God will continue to lavish His unfailing love on me.

- God will stretch me and cause me to grow in Him daily.

Those are my expectations. With that, everything else will follow.

Psalm 23:5

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. (NKJV)

Psalm 25:4&5

Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. (NKJV)

Jeremiah 31:3

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” (NKJV)

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (NKJV)


  1. you go girl! i made a resolution years ago that i would no longer make resolutions LOL! that is the only one i have ever kept HAHAHA!

    i love your expectations. if the 2 days of this year are any indication, i KNOW that i can expect God to grow and challenge me. You are such a blessing! so glad we crossed paths...

    loved your thoughts on the Mary/Zacharias entry. i commented back to you on my blog...

    Happy Expectant New Year In Christ

  2. Thanks. That is the easiest resolution to keep I think. I'm glad we crossed paths too, God is so good that way.

  3. I really enjoyed this post and your new design on your blog. Thanks for always being so encouraging!
    In Christ Alone,

  4. Thanks Emily. I thought I needed to change the spring layout with something more appropriate for winter. :) Blessings to you.

  5. yes........that is my rule too.......I dont make real resolutions but I do try and get closer to God which in turns effects every other area of my life. Now if I could on get some Holy Spirit inspired energy to exercise and lose the weight I keep complaining about.....while sitting on my duff doing nothing about it.....LOL LOL

  6. Life is less disappointing if you don't set yourself up to fail. I try to only make goals I know I can achieve because I am truly motivated and you know you can decide any day of the year is the day to get on track with something. :)


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