This will be another thoughtful post, so be warned! ;-D
I am sitting in Starbuck's taking advantage of the two free hours of wi-fi. (Plus, any excuse to drink a latte is most welcome...)
I am getting excited about this year. If anyone is interested in confessions, I am a "nine girl". I was born on the nine day of the month, so the number nine is very near and dear to my heart. This was been such an unexpected year for me - changes in family and friends, new attitudes learned, and new environments shaped. I retired from helping with weddings this year, I redid my bedroom, and I became responsible for my own dental insurance. I planned to de-junk my life.. .and am about 20% there.
Recently, I have been reading about how the Lord never fails. Even when we fall away, He vows to remain faithful. This is such a pertinent reminder to me during the new year. Because I am the queen of making and breaking resolutions, it helps to serve a God who is not as I am.
So, what to do? I suppose we live with the promise that God is faithful. If I live with that promise, I think faithfulness will come in the small things. I am not talking about miracles here - my aqua closet is still a force of nature, wild and un-tame-able. But maybe I learn to hang up my clothes this year, or maybe when given a chance to trust this year, I will take it first and question other options later.
So, here's to a "nine year" for a "nine girl"!