Its a new year, and I am a new age. 26! It is the first time I feel like my age is more old than young. I know that most people would scoff at that statement, but I feel it.
My 25th year was different than I expected. In both great and frustrating ways. One thing that is true is that I have come near Jesus through His word in ways I have never known before. I have experienced the power of the scriptures in my life. Praise God.
I look with anticipation at this next year. A song lyric from John's favorite band says, "this year is a sealed envelope; with apprehensive hope we brace for anything." I feel a lot of apprehensive hope for all that lies ahead.
A verse that sums some of the lessons of the year is psalm 107:9
for he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
Only my Lord can satisfy me. Only in Him will I not be found wanting. And in addition to Himself, He graciously offers good things too. So I seek to be satisfied by God, and to humbly see the good things he is giving me.
And finally, this morning I read a verse that I want to pray for this year. Psalm 119:74
those who fear You shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in Your word.
How marvelous it would be if by grace I would hope in God's promises and that it would cause rejoicing! Well. . .here goes . . .
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