Happy New Year!
2010. Where have the last ten years gone?? To be honest, I feel I have wasted so much of that time. I am getting better a living in the moment. Not living in the past. Not living with the "what if's " and "if only's" And I am coming to really believe, not just know with a head acknowledgment that the purpose of my life is to draw ever closer to my God. Everything else falls into place when that happens. As I draw closer and really see his heart, learn his heart, my heart changes. That is what I desire. But I am learning that it is a process, and I am learning to be patient with myself in that process.
I want to leave this year and enter the new one with this prayer on my lips and in my heart.
O Holy Spirit,
As the sun is full of light, the ocean full of water, and Heaven full of glory,
so may my heart be full of You.
God's divine purposes of love and the redemption wrought by Jesus are
vain unless You work within me:
regenerating me by Your power,
giving me eyes to see Jesus,
and showing me the realities of the spiritual world.
Give me endless supplies of Your presence, like an unending fountain or
I lament my coldness, poverty, emptiness, imperfect vision, half-heart-ed
service, pray-less prayers, and praise-less praises.
Come as power, to expel every rebellious longing, to reign supreme and keep
Come as teacher, leading me into all truth, filling me with all understanding;
Come as love, that I may adore the Father and love him with all my heart, soul,
mind, and strength;
Come as joy, to dwell in me, move in me, animate me;
Come as light, illuminating the Scripture, molding me to its ways;
Come as sanctifier, of my heart, soul, spirit, and body. Conform all of me to the
image of God's Son;
Come as helper, with strength to bless and comfort, directing my steps;
And come as beautifier, bringing order out of confusion, loveliness out of chaos.
Open my eyes to behold your glory. Magnify your glory to me by being
magnified in me, and make my life as the fragrance of God to those around me.
(anonymous puritan prayer from "The Valley of Vision")
I wish all my sweet blogging buddies a blessed New Year!!!
I am truly thankful you are all part of my life.
You have blessed me with your kindness, support, encouragement and love.