Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends!

It was a quiet one here at the Bowyer house.  After traveling most of the day, Steve was in bed by 10 and I by 11.......sad, I know.

Today, I have a big pot of black-eyed peas on the stove and after church we have invited our congregation over for some 2012 good luck and fellowship.

I can't wait to go through my 2011 Project 365 pictures and recap my year.  There were many highlights and a few valleys, but we came through them all intact and with the knowledge that Christ walked with us.

I have to admit that I face 2012 with a bit of trepidation.  There are a couple of challenges facing me that looked at through my own eyes make my knees buckle.  But I am so very thankful that I can look at them through the eyes of Christ...if I choose to.  And I can know that, without a doubt, He has them under control.  Even if I feel completely inadequate to take on the challenges...He is more than adequate and all I need.

The comfort that brings is huge.  
However, in my humanness, I tend to take my eyes off Him.  And when I do, fear and anxiety take the place of peace and hope.  

So, my prayer for myself, and each of you, is that in 2012..no matter the challenge..I will choose to keep my eyes on Him.  I will choose to see each situation through His eyes and not my own.  That will take staying close to Him....daily, even minute by minute....and depending on Him.


Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

Blessings to each of you in this new year!!!

12 comments:

LuAnn said...

Amen - That is one of my favorite bible passages.
This is another favorite that is so fitting for all of us in 2012.


Philippians 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Peace to you friend :)

Tiffany said...

Sara, I know exactly the feeling, as I too and facing some challenges ahead. I have to keep reminding myself that God is in control and gave me the talent to teach and I shouldn't doubt his calling. Thanks for the scripture and the encouargement! Happy New Year!!!:)

Jackie@Our Moments, Our Memories said...

Happy New Year, Sara! Much love to you and your family. :)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Happy New Year!

What is it about the end of one year and the beginning of another that spake introspection. I think you can't help but look back and wish you had done some things differently as well as look forward with anticipation or trepidation to what lays ahead!

But thank you we all have the rock solid foundation that is Christ to stand upon during the good and the not so good....

Happy New Year to you and your sweet family!

Blessings
R

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Happy New Year!

What is it about the end of one year and the beginning of another that spake introspection. I think you can't help but look back and wish you had done some things differently as well as look forward with anticipation or trepidation to what lays ahead!

But thank you we all have the rock solid foundation that is Christ to stand upon during the good and the not so good....

Happy New Year to you and your sweet family!

Blessings
R

Cathy said...

Here's one I love "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3

skoots1mom said...

life certainly does/can become frightening when we change our line of sight to the world rather than to Him, His promises and His Word.
I have no hope but in Christ...and His yoke is sufficient (even when I want to limit it...my short sightedness again)
Praying His continued blessings on your and yours throughout the 2012 and beyond.
You are a treasured adopted sister into His Vine ;)

Karin said...

Blessings to you, too, Sara. Happy New Year!

SmilingSally said...

Happy New Year Sara! I'm hoping that 2012 will be kinder to me than last year. I hope you've missed me; I was in a coma for 25 days--in the hospital for 70 days!

God is good, prayers were answered, and I've almost recovered. I'll pray for you, my blogging friend.

Angie said...

Sara,

I pray your 2012 will be filled with many blessings, peace beyond understanding and the knowledge of His presence no matter the circumstances.

Looking forward to jumping back on the P365 bandwagon again this year.

Happy New Year!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Keep my eyes on Him no matter what...that is my prayer too. Looking forward to all God has got planned for 2012. And by the way, meeting you was one of my highlights of 2011! :)

Michelle said...

Happy New Year Sara! What a beautiful post. I've so missed my blogging buddies. Hopefully in this year I will be around more often.

Are you going to keep up with the 365 project? I am so impressed you have kept it up for so long. I have started up again. We shall see if I stick with it, but I need to do something to get those creative juices flowing again.