Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Year's Resolutions


I don’t believe in making New Year’s Resolutions.  If I need to change something about my life, I don’t believe hanging a new calendar is going to make it happen, or make it any easier.  I understand how its a “good time to make some changes” and blah, blah, blah, new year, new life, blah, blah, blah.  I just want to say, if you need to stop smoking,  drinking soda, cursing, or whatever, don’t wait until Jan. 2 - just do it.  The right time to be better is right now.

2013 had its up and downs.  For the most part when I look back I feel a lot of stress and unhappiness, therefore I think there were more valleys than peeks.  Celebrating the end of 2013 and welcoming 2014 was not even an option for me this year.  I just wanted it to be over, no reflecting, no clinking of glasses at midnight; I just wanted it to end! Instead, we watched the ball drop in Spanish at 9:00 and called it a night. 

I ask myself, if hanging a new calendar does not make a difference to me, then why am I so happy that 2013 is DONE? I think its because I - very unintentionally - made a New Year’s Resolution!  I vowed that 2014 was going to be GREAT.  Not just for me but for so many of my loved ones that need it to be great.  I’ve seen so many bad hands dealt over the last few years, that I can feel the urgency for some relief.  I vow that jobs will be filled, addictions will be healed, cancers will be cured, love will be discovered, hearts will be healed, the lost will be found!  I am telling you, it’s going to be a great year!  YOU will have a great year!  I know it because I am praying for YOU and the Lord does amazing things for those whom ask! 

7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
I pray that my own free-will does not interfear with God's will for my life.
I pray that for you too.
I pray that the desire of my heart match God’s desire for my life.
I pray that for you too.
I pray that my eyes are opened to the needs of others and that I find the strength to do God’s work.
I pray that for you too.
I pray that I heal from things that still bind me.
I pray for you too.
I pray that I feel God’s presence every day.
I pray that for you too.
Mostly, I pray for those who have walked away from the light and that God sends them an angel.
I pray for you too.
I pray for love to be found and marriages to be made and marriages to be made better.
I pray for you too.
I pray for strength through the trials and wisdom to discern.
I pray for you too.
I pray that evil forces are not allowed to enter into my life, at all.
I pray for you too.
I’m too tired to give anyone advice this year, but if you need someone to be there for you, in person, or in prayer, I will be there.  
It’s going to be a great year! I’m praying for you too.