Happy New Year!
We arrived home safely on Saturday night after having a great time away with family! Now, it is time to get caught up on all things home and get unpacked, get the fridge restocked and begin a new year!
As I was reading a few blogs while away, several mentioned their word for 2011. And, it caused me to stop and ponder - what is my word for 2011? I prayed and listened.....
I heard a word I've already had on my heart and mind. And, it seems to apply in so many ways.
Seeing others and myself the way He sees
Seeing Him at work
Seeing new ways to do things, getting more efficient
Seeing my home and family through His eyes
Seeing His Word - applying it
Seeing His ways and following them
These are the thoughts that have poured in so far - how many more can He reveal in the next year?! My eyes are peeled and watching ... waiting ... expecting ... hoping.
So often I feel buried - struggling to stay afloat. Struggling to keep up. Feeling overwhelmed and slowly being pulled under. There are so many things to do, to oversee, to care for. I feel jumbled and blurry.
I want to see things more clearly. More Kingdom-focused. Not focusing on the things burying me - but on the One who controls me.
Instead of focusing on the mountains of leaves on top of me, to reach for the sunlight that brings life and restoration.
This year, I want to see.
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How is your vision? Are you feeling blurry-eyed? Please e-mail me or leave a comment so I can pray along with you.
Meanwhile, has God given you a theme/word for 2011?