Louie Giglio tweeted this about today (1-11-11), "A unique day of new beginnings. Do not dwell on the past. 'See, I am doing a new thing!' Isaiah. 43:18" So with that little piece of encouragement from LG and this thought provoking statement from a wise man named Mark, "As Christians we shouldn't be setting New Year's resolutions because it's all about renewal." I am inspired, challenged and encouraged to enter this year with a fresh perspective.
As I have had time today (thanks to a snow day) I went back and read through several of my blog posts. I realized 2 things. The first thing being that I have never written about any new years resolutions. Sure I have thought about certain things that I want to work on or works towards. Maybe deep down somewhere I knew that renewal was what I longed for, what I needed, what would bring peace to my heart. The second thing I realized is that regardless of the circumstances (whether exceeding joy, or heart wrenching sorrow ) one thing remains. "He's always been faithful and He WILL be again."
So with that said, I welcome in 2011 (on this 11th day of the year) with open arms, an eager spirit and an expectant heart.