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