Don’t you just love the week between Christmas and New Years? I do! The pressure of the gifts, the cards, the wrapping and the parties is over and now we can relax for a short while and think about how we may do things differently in the coming year. It is a good time to reflect on what worked and didn’t work from the past year and consider what to do differently in 2010.
Here are three questions to ask yourself as you take some time to relax this week:
What were some of the highlights of the past year which are worth repeating?
What are some changes I need to make in my life from last year to this year?
What is one new achievement I would like to accomplish in 2010?
Prayerfully ask the Lord to lead you as you walk through the doors leaving 2009 behind and as you step into the possibilities that await you in 2010. Seek His power to strengthen you on your journey and follow His path as He lovingly guides you. This week take some time to read and reflect on II Peter 1:3-7. Think about each phrase and ponder what it means to you personally. Consider memorizing it for the coming year. And yes, Happy New Year to you my friend. May it be a year filled with a deeper love for God and for the people He places in your life.
II Peter 1:3-8
3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.