I wrote this post last January.  As I re-read it, I still believe it is appropriate for me this year….

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;

 behold, all things have become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
Today is the opportunity to begin again…everyday is an opportunity to begin again, yet when the new year approaches many seem to the think this time of year is the REAL opportunity to begin anew.  A time for resolutions…a time for change…a time to choose something different than the past…
This was my prayer from January 1, 2010

Lord, help me to realize that today is all I have. Please help me live it in a way that gives you honor and glory. Help me to be the best Mother, wife and friend that I can be. No matter what my issues may be, help me remember that you ARE my hiding place, that you will give me the victory over these issues. Thank you, Lord. Please help me live my life to the fullest 2010.

As I read this prayer and I look at the last line I wonder…did I really live my life to the fullest this last year OR did I worry about turning a certain number on my birthday?  Did I waste my time worrying about things I could not change?  Did I say things I wish I had not said?  I know the answer to all of these questions is yes.  But…He has given me a NEW DAY…a NEW BEGINNING…aNOTHER CHANCE…to live my life for HIM…

Lord, please help me to live each day of this year for you.  To be a light for you in the world.  Please help me to make good choices, learn how to balance work, home life, school, exercise, blogging…all the things that I need to do and some of what I want to do Lord, please help me learn how to do that.  Please let me honor you in all I do.  I ask that you bless my family, keep them safe and guide them and hold their hand as they make decisions all through this year – please let them feel your presence, Lord.  Thank you for your son, Jesus, and I ask all of this in his precious name.

As I begin the year 2012, once again I ask that the Lord help me to find the balance needed to do what I believe you are calling me to do.

Peace and blessings….

an edited repost from the archives


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