Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Hope for the New Year

I haven't uploaded any new pictures, but I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. I feel very strongly that this is going to be a good year. A wonderfully blessed year. You could say that 2007 was a difficult year for many reasons. Sometimes I lose sight of the grand scheme of things when I'm in the throws of tough times. There were a lot of tough times this past year, but I have been able to look back and actually see God prevailing. This year I want to, no - I need to see God in the midst of day-to-day things that pile up and cause frustration, fear, anger, worry and much more. I am reminded of Jeremiah 29:11 which states, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Wow - what a powerful verse. Another sentiment that comes to mind is a part of a song by Toby Mac which is actually sung by Mandisa. She says, "How do I sense the tide that's rising, desensitizing me, from living in light of Eternity?" My plan for the New Year is to not lose sight of the big picture - eternity. I want to live my life today in light of eternity. This might seem like a big mumble jumble of thoughts, and well yes, I guess it is. Praise God for giving me this hope for our future. Happy New Year!