Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011!

Many people resolve to do many things as the date turns from one year to another. I saw, what stops a person from making a change today, This Day? No matter what that day happens to be. March 2 or June 14 or September 22. Is one day any better than another to make changes?

This year, 2011, I resolve that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, regardless of the cost to me and without any consideration of the time involved. I resolve to do whatever I think to be my duty for the good of mankind in general regardless of the difficulties I meet.

WOW. That seems like quite a tall order. Don't you think? But really. It think it boils down to bring glory and honor to God through my words and my actions. I want to see people and their needs through the eyes of Jesus and help meet that need whenever possible. Whether it is a kind word or small act of help. Baking a meal for someone who is home bound. Reading a passage to an elderly person who has difficulty seeing. Visiting your new neighbor with a plate of cookies and a warm smile.

Lord, open my eyes to see the need and give me the tools to meet that need. In Jesus name. May your days in 2011 be blessed with opportunities to help others see the love of Jesus.

Peace and Joy,

Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV) 18 “ Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.


Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

It's such a conscious choice to Honor Him. It would be super if it was ingrained and we all walked around glowing, but it takes work (not in a rough and tumble way, but in a committed way) to make sure our thoughts and actions magnify His worth in our world.

Happy New Year!

Mary said...

Love the background! It looks so festive!
Happy New Year!

KrippledWarrior said...

It may sound like a "TALL ORDER." But a worthy endeavor, none-the-less.
Be well. Be blessed. And be a blessing to others.
Have a prosperous & joyous 2011.

Mari said...

That is truly a noble and worthy goal to acheive. I can't wait to see how God uses you in the little and even ordinary events of each day. You will become keenly aware of His promptings for sure.

I'm praying for you and excited.

Happy New Year, Susan.


Joyce said...

I loved this makes me think of one of my favorite verses in Lamentations...'His mercies are new every morning.'

Blessings to you in this new year!

Lea said...

A great entry for this New Year Susan. I think bringing glory to God in our word and deed should be the desire of all of us this year. What a difference we could make in this world as Christians.

All the best to you in 2011!

gigi said...

This was so beautifully written. Amen!
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