Isaiah 1:18

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's a New Year...

Good Morning,

Well, we are now several hours into the new year of 2010!! How exciting is that? Right now, I am stirring my coffee so that it turns that beautiful caramel color that lets me know that my coffee is just right...while I finish stirring, you run get a cup of your favorite morning beverage and meet me in my living room.

Are you back? Get comfortable because I just want to visit with you a little while and enjoy the fellowship. I could hardly sleep last night thinking about last year, the new year, and you and I talking. I found myself tossing and turning in the early hours writing and rewriting in my head what I would say to you today. Finally I realized that since I am new at blogging, I would just learn to write what was on my heart as it was placed there. I kept thinking of how the new year reminded me of spring - a new beginning, a clean slate, new growth. I didn't think so much of what would occur as much as I thought about how God would change me this year.

So...the new year! Hmmm...lots of you are probably reminiscing about the events in your lives last year, many are thinking of what may lay ahead in the new year. Do you make resolutions? I used to and then I would see how quick I could break them. I was pretty swift at undoing whatever headway that I thought I was making. In my Bible reading this morning, I came across these verses:

Isaiah 1:16,17

Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings before mine eyes; cease to do evil , learn to do well; seek judgement, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

In thinking of these verses, I realized that I do not need to make a one year resolution but a lifetime resolution. The verse said to me: Be obedient to your Lord, your Savior. Being obedient to Him should be the foremost thought in my mind and heart; all else will fall into place. I also realized that to do this, I needed to depend on Him for this ability.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Notice, the emphasis is on Christ not me. I will have to go to Him at every bend in the road and for every decision to be made. So for now, I will do what I know to do, match it against scripture and pray for guidance.

This is pretty heady stuff but also pretty basic. What will your resolutions be?? Will you make any? Will you rethink your resolutions? Please pray for me as I will pray for you, for whatever God has in store for us.

In my next post, I will tell you the purpose, as best I can, of this blog and what you can expect. Until then, pray, pray and pray some more!!

Blessings and remember to seek Him first!!


  1. I am so excited to follow your blog! Great start. Love your writing style.
    Ideas to add:
    any goals you have for readers to follow
    favorite quotes
    links to other sites

    We need to get a close up photo of you to add so everyone can see how beautiful you are! I absolutely LOVE your new haircut.

    Do you know how to crochet? I want to work on a simple scarf and need help!

  2. Julie, you are too sweet.
    I have much to learn in the area of blogging and have been self teaching for a bit. Great ideas, I plan on adding some of the foodie sites that I follow and will cook some of their recipes and add pics and such. I almost got the Patriots Bible out that we gave to Jeff for Christmas to put in a quote from one of our founding fathers, but too lazy!!
    The one about goals for readers sounds intriguing.
    Crocheting?? I wish. Actually I had planned on learning that from Elizabeth. Maybe you and I could appeal to her to have a class for us. I have been wanting to learn. I've bought yarn and needles. We could post a pic here.
    Thanks for your feedback and prayers.