Make it a Happy New Year

Dear Master, for this coming year Just one request I bring: I do not pray for happiness, Or any earthly thing- I do not ask to understand The way Thou leadest me, But this I ask: Teach me to do The thing that pleaseth Thee. I want to know Thy guiding voice, To wak with Thee each day. Dear Master, make me swift to hear And ready to obey. And thus the year I now begin A happy year will be- If I am seeking just to do The thing that pleaseth Thee. ~~~oOo~~~
This poem was posted on the back of our church bulletin this past Sunday, and I thought it was just perfect for today. A new year is a time for new beginnings, for making decisions and setting goals. Throughout the Bible there are examples of changes made on the first day of the first month of the year, so I don't think there is anything wrong with making some resolutions as long as they are made as a result of prayer and according to God's will. Above all else in 2009, it is my desire to draw closer to the Lord and to please Him. I believe that there will be many positive changes in my life in the coming year as a result of this desire. image credit

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Thursday, January 01, 2009
Make it a Happy New Year
Dear Master, for this coming year Just one request I bring: I do not pray for happiness, Or any earthly thing- I do not ask to understand The way Thou leadest me, But this I ask: Teach me to do The thing that pleaseth Thee. I want to know Thy guiding voice, To wak with Thee each day. Dear Master, make me swift to hear And ready to obey. And thus the year I now begin A happy year will be- If I am seeking just to do The thing that pleaseth Thee. ~~~oOo~~~
This poem was posted on the back of our church bulletin this past Sunday, and I thought it was just perfect for today. A new year is a time for new beginnings, for making decisions and setting goals. Throughout the Bible there are examples of changes made on the first day of the first month of the year, so I don't think there is anything wrong with making some resolutions as long as they are made as a result of prayer and according to God's will. Above all else in 2009, it is my desire to draw closer to the Lord and to please Him. I believe that there will be many positive changes in my life in the coming year as a result of this desire. image credit

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10 Comments:
Blogger ~Karen~ said...
Happy New Year to you all!

Blogger Susan P. said...
Thanks for sharing that beautiful poem, Mrs. C ~ I just love it. I pray that you and your dear family have a most happy and healthy New Year! Love, Susan P.

Blogger Faith said...
Happy New Year.
I believe in setting some goals for my self (spiritual goals). My desire this new year is to trust Him even more for the future and learn to LEAVE my worries or anxious thoughts in His Hands!

Blogger Mrs. Julie Fink said...
Happy New Year to you too!

Blogger Adrienne said...
What a perfect prayer for the New Year. I almost shared it on my blog today. Thank you for your friendship through the last year and for your kind words of comfort and support to our family these last days. Because HE lives, we can face tomorrow - and each tomorrow He gives us. Happy New Year to you and your family. ~Adrienne~

Blogger Sharon said...
Hope you and your family have a blessed 2009! Thank you for your prayers on behalf of our family members.

Happy New Year!

I tried to PM you through VUH, but I hear you can't log on~I was having that problem too, I think it was my router. I can log on now.

My PM was about my blog~No one was able to get my feeds so I changed my URL to: http://enjoyingthesimplethingsoflife.blogspot.com/

Have a great week
~Amy

Blogger Becky said...
You are so right ... perfect poem for the New Year.

I hope you have a healthy and happy and wonderful year full of blessings with your sweet family.

Blogger Kelli said...
Lovely poem! Happy New Year to you and your family!
~Kelli

Blogger Mrs. U said...
I love that poem!! And I agree with you- this year I want to grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord. Not just in knowledge, although that is wonderful, but also in closeness. I want to die to myself daily and live for Him.

Thank you for this encouraging post!

His,
Mrs. U

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