Friday, January 07, 2011
As I packed up the final box of Christmas decoration today I felt a little blue. All of my decoration was packed up a week ago except for one tree. I do this every year. I hold on to one tree telling myself I just want to enjoy the lights a little longer.
With the decorations all up I am forced to look ahead and plan for the new year. I don't make resolutions... gave up on them years ago.When I think of the new year and my priorities I am always reminded of the past year and always a little disappointed with what I have accomplished. My intentions were good but somehow I always get side tracked. It saddens me to think I have not made the most of every opportunity.
I know that God won't settle for second place. Anything that pushes him out of first place actually becomes an idol. Satan has a way of squeezing little things into life that demands attention. The easiest thing in the world is to drift through life in a vague, thoughtless manner.
God says there's a better way. Ephesians 5:15-17
Look carefully then how you walk. Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise-sensible, intelligent people; Making the very most of the time, buying up each opportunity- because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is (Amplified Bible)
My prayer is to live this year purposefully and firmly grasping the will of the Lord.
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