I look forward to 2013 with great expectancy!
This new year has potential that we cannot even imagine! I am excited about this year! The Lord has good things ahead for all who look to Him. We have the privilege of trusting Him and then watching Him be our Savior, Provider, Protector, Comforter, Friend, Healer and so much more! In Him we will find what truly satisfies our deepest needs and desires. The world offers many substitutes to fill the longings in our soul, but true fulfillment is found when we look to Him.
Filling our hearts with substitutes is like trying to put a square peg in a round hole. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t fit properly and will not satisfy long term. We all have experienced the temporary high that is offered by the world’s substitutes. But it is not a lasting satisfaction.
Long term, deep satisfaction comes when we rely on the One who created us, knows us, and loves us deeply.
Sometime in January, I encourage you to get alone and spend some time with Him. Not just setting aside a hurried few minutes squeezed into your busy schedule, but a planned time set aside to sit with Him. Ask Him to search your heart and see if there is any area you need to submit to Him, someone you need to forgive, or doors that need to be closed in your life in order for you to be fully prepared for all He has ahead for you this year. Set some goals for 2013. Write them down.
Time you set aside now will greatly benefit you in the months to come! It is like planting a seed and in time, as it is watered and nourished, it grows and blooms. Plant the “seed” of a designated time with Him now, water and nourish the seed by continual time and relationship with Him, and you will see a difference as your life grows and blooms!
I wish you all a very happy New Year!