Thursday, January 3, 2013

A New Year A Continuing Start

So here we are at the beginning of a new year.  I was talking with my mom and she asked me if I had any resolutions.  I had to say no.  I was tired of starting and failing so I just did not even make any attempt at a start.  But then Miss Princess said something that got me to thinking.  She was talking to Papa and mentioned that she was trying to be more ladylike this year than she was last year.

It made me think,  It was not an all or nothing proposition for her.  It was just an improvement on what was already there.  I liked that. 

I tend to be a person who if I think something is not going to work out I won't even start the project.  But her idea of just improving on what is there is a great idea.  I think I can handle that.  And it tied right in with something my husband and I were just talking about.

I have been picking a verse of the year and was praying and asking God to direct me to the perfect verse for 2013.  I kept stumbling across this verse.  I would read it in a devotional, hear it referenced in a sermon, or see it posted and so I decided it was the verse I needed for this year.

Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water our of the wells of salvation.  

To me it is a reminder to rely on the Holy Ghost and his power.  If I am saved He is a never ending supply of power, but only if I yield to him.  So how does this tie in with building on a foundation?  Well last years verse was

Nehemiah 8:10  Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto the LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

With Joy is how my new verse for the year starts and my last years verse was on joy.  My new verse is adding on to my foundation of last years verse.

I love the way the Lord leads us to just what we need.


Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

I love your verse for the year. I love how the Lord leads us right to what we need when we need it.
Have a lovely day!

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Lovely post. It's nice to see you back on your blog.

Mrs.B (the other one)

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