“When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”
2020. In a handful of hours it will have officially arrived.
I love New Years, I really do.
While I am a staunch believer in the fact that any goal can start anywhere at anytime, month and date aside, there is something about New Years.
You can feel the expectation in the air.
It is the one time of year where we as a society really sit down and think about who we want to be and what we want to do.
For most adults, its the one time of year where we really let ourselves dream, as we imagine and envision the futures we wish to seek.
Think about it.
Impossible goals suddenly become possibly possible and a determination runs through our veins.
Those things our past selves could “never” achieve, our coming selves just might be able to accomplish.
And it is a beautiful thing.
Don’t get me wrong, I am queen of setting goals which are usually not fully met. (However, I run on a strong foundation of shoot for the moon and land among the stars, sort of mentality.)
And I think that is okay. The idea is to move forward. If you happen to take over the world at the same time, great. Meanwhile, keep moving.
Unfortunately many of us once realizing that we might not make the finish line in the time or shape we felt we should have made it in- are prone to stop moving.
We start to let words of doubt and a harsh “reality” shout above the calm, steady and passionate voice of hope.
It happens to all of us somewhere at some point. And it may knock you down for a week, a month, a year…
But- I pray that eventually the calm, steady, excited voice of hope will call to your heart again.
As we move into this New Year, I pray that you dare to dream impossible dreams.
I pray that you would dare to answer the call which the Lord has placed on your life.
I pray that you would realize that no goal or dream is too small nor too big. If it weighs on your heart, I pray that you embrace it.
Most importantly, I pray you step into this New Year like Mary.
Like Mary, I pray that you carefully choose the words you treasure and ponder in your heart. Let the ones which tell you to sit back down fall away, and take the hand of those which call you to step forward.
Like Mary, I pray that you seek God in the center of your plans, dreams and goals and when God calls you to a path that takes an unexpected turn, I pray that you have the courage to bravely take that step- turning to His Word continuously.
It’s a good Word to treasure.
I cannot wait to see you all in 2020! We are going to be doing exciting things in 2020 and I cannot wait to share them with you! As always, please share any prayer requests and praise reports! We will pray and praise the Lord alongside you as we enter this New Year and you prepare to take on those mountains which you are anointed and intended to conquer!
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