Tuesday, January 17, 2012

For life

It seems that resolutions for the New Year have fallen from favor. Innumerable paragraphs explain why resolutions are pointless and doomed for failure, "so why make them?" Instead, the trend is to find a word for the year.

As for me, (opinion alert) I don't have a history of making resolutions, and to tie a year to one word seems confining... like I would only view events wearing those glasses. As a result, New Year's Day changed nothing for me. I just have to remember to write 2012 on my checks.

My moment of enlightenment came in December. It promises to be a moment that will transform not just this year, but the rest of my life.

While pondering the details of the Christmas story, I came across a verse in Jeremiah that was God's word to said prophet regarding the ultimate goal for Israel - "my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord." (31:14)

Winter nest
Now.... I understand that this is from the Old Testament. And I know that I am not a Jew. Technically, this is not written to me... but in reality, I am a child of God, saved by the blood of His Son Jesus, which makes me HIS. The more I thought on this... the more I realized that the concept of being satisfied with His goodness - whatever is provided by His hand - is the only way for me to live.

I have taken the last phrase of the verse - "be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord." - and made it my constant companion. 

Disappointed? Frustrated? Happy? Angry? Sorrowful? Quiet?

Be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 31:14


Anonymous said...

Your message today about being content with God's goodness is certainly a jewel. I will keep it in my heart...and my mind. Mom

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Tammy said...

Love it!

Christina said...

this is so very lovely.
thank you for sharing at the mortal muse blog.

amanda said...

what a perfect reminder for each and every day, year, life.