Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!!

Happy New Year!!! I am hoping that everyone had a great 2009. Mine was very interesting to say the least, but with the help of God I made it! I am so thankful for God's peace. You can't really understand it till you experience it. Actually, you may not even realize you have it during the trial. But when you do it realize, it is so awesome. And I thank God everyday for his peace!

So, I'm sure you have heard someone mention their New Year's resolutions. I have never been one for resolutions. I normally don't make them but if I do I don't keep them and that sometimes frustrates me. You mostly here of people wanting to become healthier, reduce debt or to decrease the stress in their life. I have been thinking about it and I think this year I want to have a closer relationship to God. Then I started thinking about it a little more and realized that should be a lifetime resolution. But maybe that seems a little intimidating. I normally like to set small goals that I can accomplish, like organize my closet. :) I don't know why but it just sounded overwhelming for me! I guess I don't want to mess anything up, or do anything wrong.

But God doesn't look at it that way. He looks at our heart and knows our motives for why we do the things we do. We aren't always perfect but He doesn't expect us to be. He actually already knew we wouldn't and that is why He sent his Son to die for our sins. The ultimate sacrifice. We should always be so thankful for that gift. I know it is something that I could never do. He is an understanding God, who really cares for us. We need to honestly seek Him and desire to have a better relationship with Him. That should be our lifetime resolution. Hope you have a great year!

"God is our refuge and our strength, an ever present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

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