Monday, January 3, 2011

Ready to go (and I've even got a theme song)

I'm feeling more ready to start the new year today. You won't find a set of resolutions or goals or anything like that this year. Instead I've got a verse and a song that I feel like are going to be the theme around here. There are some big things on the horizon and I can't wait to see them unfold. I heard this song for the first time on Saturday and it just hit me out of nowhere that this song is my anthem for the year. It's not a revolutionary thought or anything, but it struck me that these four simple sentences encompass exactly what I want this new year to be.
Set us free, trust the mystery
Till our eyes are clear enough to see you

Where you lead us, we will follow
Where you lead us, we will follow you

(Song by Jars of Clay and unfortunately can't find a link to listen to it anywhere!)

I feel like that is enough for one year. I could end it right there and just live each day trying to do and believe and follow. But wait, there's more. This morning I was reading my Bible and read Psalm 33. Again, there was an immediate knowing that the last three verses were meant for me today and the last two were especially for this year.
"Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you."

Psalm 33:20-22

I will choose to trust Him this year as I hope in Him and what He will do in my life. I don't anticipate it to be easy or problem-free. But I know He will be near and He alone will fill my heart with gladness.

So I'll tuck these sweet truths deep in my pocket and say, "Bring it on 2011! Let's see what you've got!"


Marisa said...

This is so good! I just heard on the radio today another way to make a New Years "resolution". It was to focus on just one question for the whole year, for example:

What do I really need? or

Where do my passions lie and how can I best use them to serve the Lord? or

What character quality do I want to improve in my life? etc...

Your "resolution" reminded me of this. Can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for your 2011!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Hold the phone - Did I know that you live in Dayton? Have we talked about this before???

Amber said...

i also can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you all this year!!!