Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011

As I sit here to write my last blog post of 2010, there are only a little over twelve hours remaining until 2011 officially arrives! There's no way to un-do or re-do what happened in this year so I hope that most of us don't have a lot of regrets. On the other hand, we can't live forever on memories of the good things that happened. Every day we live is a new day with new promise. "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah." (Psalm 68:19)

This week I have been asking myself what one main thing I would like to do different in 2011 than I did in 2010. In my Bible study one day I was directed to read Isaiah 61: 1-3. (1)The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
(2)To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
(3)To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Verse 3 just jumped out at me! I am so prone to have a "spirit of heaviness" or what I would call "worry"! And I'm so sick of it! In 2011 I want to trade in my "spirit of heaviness" for a brand new "garment of praise"!

How about you? What's your number one goal for 2011? I'd love to know!

Happy New Year to all !



elaine @ peace for the journey said...

To be faithful with whatever "talent" God entrusts to my care. Whether big or small, I want to do it all for his glory!

Love you friend. March onward in faith into the glorious dawn of a new year. Our Father has us covered as we go!


Karin said...

That He must increase and I must decrease is my prayer for 2011! God bless!

Deborah said...

I've written my year end post, but not my new year post. I've been mulling things over in my mind, as I visit other blogs. My need to be content from one blog, moving forward from Elaine's blog, are just a couple of things that hit home for me. Hopefully by tomorrow, I'll have my thoughts in order and posted.
Looking forward to our continued friendship in the coming year. Happy New Year!

Angie said...

Excellent post! I love the garment of praise vs. the spirit of good.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your common struggle!

Happy New Year!

Runner Mom said...

To be more about His work and less about my busyness!

Thank you for your words and wisdom, my friend. Hope that y'all have blessed New Year!

Yolanda said...

To be mindful of my words, they truly can either build or tear down.

Love to you and Happy New Years,