Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Year Approaching...

And so, the journey continues, a year come and gone, a new year approaching...  And, the boys are busy playing superheroes, saving the world, and I sit alone at the computer with coffee cup at my side thinking, pondering.  The years, they go by so fast anymore.  I told Erik the other day that I could not believe winter was in full swing.  Wasn't it just yesterday that I was begging God for a cool breeze to take the edge off the heat of summer in the deep south??  And, now here we are, smack dab in the middle of winter facing a new year.

Year after year, we change, we grow.  The kids, they really change and grow ~ so fast it makes my head spin silliness.  Slow down, time!  Where does it go?   My Eriky a three year old little boy!  Wow!  And, my Joshua is nearly 9!  I've been at this mothering business for nearly a decade.  I can't believe it!

But, I was reminded this morning of the true journey of life ~ not motherhood, family, career ladder climbing, wrinkles, or slowed metabolism.  No, the true journey we are all on is our spiritual journey.  The closer we grow to Jesus the closer we come to being the person He designed us to be.  The more we catch sight of His vision and not our own self-focused vision ~ like blinders being taken off, the ability to truly see the larger picture.  The closer we journey toward His heart, the more able we are to love freely those who journey near us, those whose paths we cross and those who cross our paths.

We are on journey to His heart.  And, how exciting... a new year to know Him in new ways, through new trials and new joys!  And, so our New Year's Resolution as Christians should be the same every day of every year of our life!  That we would journey on, journey closer to Him, to His Heart. I love the way Sarah Young said it, "Enjoy the adventure of finding yourself through losing yourself in Me."  Please Lord, may it be more and more, year after year!!!!!

1 comment:

Terri said...

Thank you for posting this.

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