This has to be the longest I've ever stayed away from writing on my blog...and I had to retry my password twice before I could log on...not a good sign. I posted a picture of my sweet little "Baby Elva" on facebook sitting at my computer keyboard, and someone suggested that maybe she should update my blog for me....I took that as a hint to get back at it quick!
So here I am...and what do I have to say? I am not too sure at this point. It has been a very stressful start of the new year for me...both at work and at home...nothing earth shattering, but just a lot of adjustments and pressures that I am finding more difficult to cope with at this "old age". However, this reminder to get back to my writing has helped me remember the goals that I had set for myself last year around this time...primarily that I would make an honest effort to write something uplifting, encouraging and praiseworthy every day. Just like the Psalmist above, "I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever....Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever."
It is already the 8th day of the New Year, and I am just getting around to it...
Lord, please forgive me! Help me to get back on the right track immediately...and keep me there so I will not go astray in my thoughts and meditations of You. Even when my body is weak and my mind is weary, open my eyes, my ears, my heart, and cause me to focus my attention on You. Then I know I will have the words that You desire me to share with others...and You will give me the purpose I need to keep moving forward. Thank you, Lord, for not giving up on me. Amen.
"The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing." Psalm 145:14-16
What new goals and "resolutions" have you made for this year? How are you doing so far?
It's a good time to take stock of ourselves and think about the areas in which we need to improve...and then ask God to begin the work. Don't try to do it alone...Let God be your guide and support team...He will never fail you.
"The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserves all who love Him...but all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh shall bless His holy name forever and ever." Psalm 145:18-21
Looking forward to hearing from each of you this year...I know that God has great plans for all of us. Now, let's just get moving!!!