New International Version (NIV)
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
I am so thankful that God’s mercies are new every morning. God offers me (and you) a fresh start every day – not just on January 1st of a new year!
Looking back over my goals (aka resolutions) for last year, I have to say that I didn’t do a very good job of sticking with them. So I am going to continue on in 2013 with some of the same ones. (if at first you don’t succeed blah, blah, blah!)
This year, I want to…
use more of my daily prayer time to listen.
be more disciplined about keeping my home.
spend more one-on-one time with each of my kids.
be more intentional about investing in our marriage (we started this last week by having a lunch date!)
and in general, live more abundantly in Christ (from John 10:10). What does this mean? I’m not sure yet – but I do know that I tend to set a lot of limits on myself and my loved ones – limits that are not necessary. I’d like to do a better job of loving my family more abundantly, serving them more abundantly, and giving time & attention to them more abundantly.
This song, “Live Like That” by Sidewalk Prophets might do a better job of summing that up.
So where are you headed in 2013?