I have to say I’m not usually one to make a big deal about a new year. I suppose years of failed resolutions have made me a little cynical about January 1.
For whatever reason, this year feels different. I have goals I would like to strive toward in 2010. Some are the same as years past. Is this the year weight will really come off? Will I read my Bible daily this year? I can only go into the year hoping that I have more discipline than in years past.
2009 has been a year of blessings, mixed with some painful lessons. Every rose bush has its thorns. Or is it that every thorn bush has its roses? Yes, I think that’s it. It’s been a year of change (and I don’t mean Obama’s) and the sting that can accompany it. Lessons learned, when the sting dies down, can be beautiful.
The greatest lesson I learned in 2009: Be obedient. His timing is always best. Had I been obedient to Him, I could have avoided a sting.
Here’s to 2010…a year of obedience, a year of discipline. May He grant me the wisdom to listen and act accordingly.