A New Years Resolution

I’m tired of resolutions and goal setting.  I never keep my resolutions and I don’t want to make them anymore because I know….. myself.  The good thing about getting older is that you do not have any delusions about yourself anymore.  You are not so idealistic and you are more inclined to be practical and somewhat sober-minded. You are realistic about your goals and acknowledge your limitations.  Sometimes the young girl inside appears… but most days you are focused on the most important and the peripheral falls off your list.  Sometimes you are too tired or achy to care about the trivial but as a believer and follower of Christ, your heart follows after the eternal….no matter what.

All I’m going to resolve to do this year is to continue talking to my Lord, teaching my children, keeping my home, loving my husband and doing the next thing!  May the Lord guide our steps this next year and help us to do the next thing.  ~Anne

From an old English parsonage,
Down by the sea,
There came in the twilight,
A message to me;
Its quaint Saxon legend,
Deeply engraven,
Hath, as it seems to me,
Teaching from Heaven.
And on through the hours
The quiet words ring
Like a low inspiration-

Many a questioning, many a fear,
Many a doubt, hath its quieting here.
Moment by moment,
Let down from Heaven,
Time, opportunity,
Guidance, are given.
Fear not tomorrows,
Child of the King,
Trust them with Jesus,

Do it immediately;
Do it with prayer;
Do it reliantly, casting all care;
Do it with reverence,
Tracing His Hand,
Who placed it before thee with
Earnest command.
Stayed on Omnipotence,
Safe ‘neath His wing,
Leave all resultings,

Looking to Jesus, ever serener,
(Working or suffering)
Be thy demeanor,
In His dear presence,
The rest of His calm,
The light of His countenance
Be thy psalm,
Strong in His faithfulness,
Praise and sing,
Then, as He beckons thee,

-Author unknown

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