Newly fallen snow is a lovely reminder to me of January 1st.
Everything is fresh.
No footprints have been stomped out before us yet.
All is still with only fresh paths before us.
Each day we trod forward, one day at a time, and make our way through the year until we come to December 31. It’s a blessing to turn around and look over our shoulder and see the path that the Lord has cleared for us and just exactly where He’s brought us.
I’m not really one to make resolutions, but I do love to look behind me and see what needs improvement and then look before me with a prayer that the Lord will help me make necessary changes by His grace.
Here are some things I’m considering that might inspire you as you step into the snowbank of 2020.
What hindered my spiritual growth last year? What moved it forward?
What did God teach me last year?
What did I see God do in answer to my prayers last year?
To whom did I give my life the most? Does this need to change?
What activities did I participate in that I need to repeat this year? Which activities should I consider removing from my schedule?
What did I read least year?
Did I spend too much time on social media, television or videos (You Tube, Netflix)? Do I need to set limits for myself?
What creative outlets did I enjoy?
Did I get enough exercise? What could help motivate me to do more?
What area of my life brought the most joy? The most frustration?
These would be some great questions to pray about and later to ask your spouse or a close friend. Some good discussion and accountability could follow!
Enjoy the snow (the fresh New Year) before you. It has some wonderful opportunities to witness what God can and will do through you!
Refresh the way you approach the new year.
Happy New Year Friends!