1/02/2015

Finding the Way in the New Year

Thick fog settled in over the high desert this morning. Fog so dense, mountains to the east and west couldn't be seen. How appropriate for the beginning of the new year.  As exciting as it is with fresh calendars, goals to lose weight, or get organized, we do not even know what this day will hold, much less what six months from now will be like. Maybe that's why we cling to the past. It's safe in a way. We know exactly what happens and how it turns out. The year now lying before us is unknown territory, shrouded in the mist, hidden from our eyes. A bit scary and exciting all at once.

The fog will lift today, its veil dissolving in the sunlight. It's much like the layers of each day being revealed as we do the living of them, trusting in the One who does know the future.  The dissipation of the fog is all about the light that clears away the grayness. The sunlight overcomes the fog one step at a time, and before you know it, the mountains are visible again. 

Take the light so necessary to living as you step out into a brand new year. Commit to read God's word daily,  put it into practice, and let its wisdom make all the difference in navigating this year. You can trust the Author every step of the way.

Photo by PF Flyer
The psalmist says it best:

Psalm 119:105 - Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:130 - The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.

Psalm 119:133 - Guide my steps by your word,
so I will not be overcome by evil.


as well as the prophet - Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

1 comment:

Robyn McMaster, PhD said...

Laurinda, I especially enjoyed sharing your view that each New Year is "Exciting and scary all at once." Each day can have some adventure in store. We never know what the Lord has in store, but by hiding his word in our hearts, we are ready for what might be behind that mist. Thanks for your thoughtful blog.

Positively encouraging

1/02/2015

Finding the Way in the New Year

Thick fog settled in over the high desert this morning. Fog so dense, mountains to the east and west couldn't be seen. How appropriate for the beginning of the new year.  As exciting as it is with fresh calendars, goals to lose weight, or get organized, we do not even know what this day will hold, much less what six months from now will be like. Maybe that's why we cling to the past. It's safe in a way. We know exactly what happens and how it turns out. The year now lying before us is unknown territory, shrouded in the mist, hidden from our eyes. A bit scary and exciting all at once.

The fog will lift today, its veil dissolving in the sunlight. It's much like the layers of each day being revealed as we do the living of them, trusting in the One who does know the future.  The dissipation of the fog is all about the light that clears away the grayness. The sunlight overcomes the fog one step at a time, and before you know it, the mountains are visible again. 

Take the light so necessary to living as you step out into a brand new year. Commit to read God's word daily,  put it into practice, and let its wisdom make all the difference in navigating this year. You can trust the Author every step of the way.

Photo by PF Flyer
The psalmist says it best:

Psalm 119:105 - Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:130 - The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.

Psalm 119:133 - Guide my steps by your word,
so I will not be overcome by evil.


as well as the prophet - Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

1 comment:

Robyn McMaster, PhD said...

Laurinda, I especially enjoyed sharing your view that each New Year is "Exciting and scary all at once." Each day can have some adventure in store. We never know what the Lord has in store, but by hiding his word in our hearts, we are ready for what might be behind that mist. Thanks for your thoughtful blog.