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Goodbye, 2013

Happy New Year 2014

It’s hard to believe that we have come to the end of another year. This time last year, I was looking out of our school room window at the tall, swaying pines, wondering where I would be when 2013 ended. I never dreamed that I would be in Oklahoma, and in my own home! The Lord’s mercy and love for me never cease to amaze me, because I realize what a wretched soul I am. This year, however, I stand in particular awe of what He has done for me. I have made so many wonderful new friends, and met many joyful, enthusiastic people that my cup truly runneth over. I am excited at the thought that perhaps this will be the year the Lord will return! If He doesn’t come back this year, then I am excited to think about the amazing possibilities we have to reach our area for Christ!

I finished reading my Bible through today and it always makes me kinda sad to come to the end. I’m very glad that I can just flip back to the beginning and start over tomorrow in a new year! My husband used the Robert Murray M’Cheyene Bible reading schedule last year, and has encouraged me to give it a whirl in 2014, so I think I will. If you’re looking for a daily Bible reading plan, click HERE and scroll to the bottom for links to various types of schedules.

I realize that I have no idea what each new day holds, much less a year, so I must run to Him each morning for help. I cannot count how many times I’ve read something from His Word in the morning, only to see it bear fruit in the afternoon. His Word is the most crucial sustenance of each day. I don’t always get to it in the morning, but I do my best to get to it sometime before sleep overtakes me. I am so thankful for a husband who will corral the kids (if necessary) so I can get in my Bible time in peace and quiet.

We’re standing on the precipice of a brand new year! What are your goals this year? I am hoping to see the Lord do great things in my walk with Him – I need to draw closer to Him. I want to be a bolder witness for Him this year. I want to be more confident in HIM, not in myself. On a temporal note, I have a truck load of books that I want to read. πŸ™‚

Happy New Year to you! Thanks for ending your year with me. Join me next year, too! πŸ™‚

Love,

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2 thoughts on “Goodbye, 2013

  1. What a blessing to read how God worked in your life last year. I was sitting at church during our Watch Night service wondering what the Lord will do with our family in 2014. Looks like you and I have some similar goals for the year. πŸ˜‰

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