Monday, December 29, 2008
A New Year's Prayer
I thank You for the blessings of another Christmas season and the opportunities it brought to refocus my attention on You. Please, accept my adoration and praise once again. Now, as I look forward to the birth of a new year, reflecting on 2008 and planning for 2009, may my overriding goal and desire be to draw ever closer to You.
If the past year tells me anything about the one to come, I know 2009 will bring plenty of changes--some good, some not-so-good. But I also know that I serve a God who never changes, the Great I Am.
When I watch little 2-month-old Malakai, I often ponder the idea that he is not expected to DO anything. . .just BE, and that is enough. I love him just because he IS. I simply enjoy his presence and find pleasure in his company. He brings a smile to my face as I watch him sleep.
So often, I get caught up in all the doing that must be done. But as I enter a new year with You, I pray I will remember that You love me just for me and You desire the presence of my company above all my work and striving, even for good.
Dear Lord, in the midst of another year of deadlines and schedules and book releases and e-mails, I pray I won't lose sight of my primary goal and resolution for 2009--to draw ever closer to You and spend time just being in Your Presence.
Editor Du Jour Susan