2020...BEST YEAR EVER...period.
This past year goes down as my most ironic calendar ever.
Every day in the midst of "one more" unprecedented and unexpected change, I kept seeing...
BEST YEAR EVER. Haha.
On New Year's Eve my family and I lingered around the table and I was blown away as we recounted how many great things actually DID happen in our lives in the midst of all of 2020's twists and turns.
I am grateful the first week of January 2020 I felt the Lord whisper to my heart Redeem the time on your knees.
As I sought to honor that directive and carved out more time than usual to pray and be in the Word, I saw Him multiply my time in unexpected ways and was reminded of Matthew 6:33, "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."
If I had known in January all the challenges that the next 12 months would hold, it would have been too heavy a burden to bear.
But day by day the Lord met me as I bent my knee to Him and sought Him.
So here we are -- we've just stepped into 2021.
As I picked this year's calendar, I thought DAY BY DAY would be a more appropriate focus.
I do believe God has taken many of us deeper in prayer than ever before and our prayers will yield fruit beyond what we could ask or imagine.
It could be the best year ever.
But my prayer for myself (and for you, my friend) is found in the lyrics of Godspell's "Day by Day":
Day by day
Day by day
Oh Dear Lord
Three things I pray
To see thee more clearly
Love thee more dearly
Follow thee more nearly
Day by day
I mentioned Matt. 6:33 earlier. Verse 34 that follows that says, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
2021...DAY BY DAY...period.
Dear Lord, this year three things I pray for myself and this friend: to see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly, day by day.
Happy New Year and bless you,
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