2014 . . .
It stands before me, like a doorway,
waiting for me to enter.
However, I want to sit still before it
and ask God to go before me.
In the past I’ve raced through the doorway,
ready to face the new year with excitement.
Other times I’ve walked through it,
hesitant of the future due to current circumstances.
And then I’ve crawled through the doorway,
dreading the future because of the pain of the previous year.
So I sit, waiting, praying,
with a thankful heart because of this past year’s blessings.
Can He do it again?
Knock my socks off with His provisions, blessings, and love?
It doesn’t matter,
the important thing is that He goes before me.
No more racing, walking, or crawling.
For He is My Good Shepherd
And where He leads I will follow.
For He knows the plans He has for me,
And it’s in Him that I’ll put my trust.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope,”
(Jer. 29:11 ESV).
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Great post, Beth! I appreciate your reminder to slow down before entering this new year, mindful of the truth that He goes before us. I think my word for 2014 will be “Intentional” thanks to this post.
Happy New Year!
Thanks Cathy! What a good word for 2014. Still praying and listening for my word 🙂
Beautiful, Beth! Thank you for the reminder I needed today.
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