Friday, January 20, 2012

another year has dawned

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in the blink of an eye, we are in a new year again. it has been a rocky start to the year. i don't mean rocky in the negative sense, but rocky, in that there have been many UPS, and many DOWNS. yes, all in the span of half a month?!? all in His plan, hence, all good :) much as i longed to sit down properly to pen my thoughts, i have been MAD BUSY. u will know why, God-willing, in a coming blog post. think 300 bottles of hot chocolate, hahaha!

thank God for His sustenance thus far. i long to document everything so i can use this blog as a record of how much i need Him and how good He has been to me. thank God for a special someone sent along the way to remind me also that this blog must be a blessing :) :) His ways are indeed perfect :)

when the year started, this song was my prayer.


Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
In working or in waiting, another year with Thee.
Another year of progress, another year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,
Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service, of witness for Thy love,
Another year of training for holier work above.
Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
On earth, or else in Heaven, another year for Thee.

Frances R. Havergal, 1874

people talk about new year resolutions, but i guess i do not really have fixed ones in my head. perhaps they are more of lessons learnt, from the past year... that for a fruitful and truly blessed year, i must....

walk with the LORD (night classes at FEBC have been a good way to keep it)

serve Him and love Him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength

think more of others and less of myself

be humble (still learning and always learning, sigh)

count my blessings (so i will be joyful)

perhaps this verse sums up everything very well...

Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you. 1 Samuel 12: 24

Consider the word "only". it means a lot.

1 comment:

pp said...

W.O.W (Wonder Of Wonders)

The first word of this post caught me attention and truly what is the wonder that surrounds us, even as we enter 2012, some of us are also remembering "Chinese New Year".

"But the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul
Is the wonder that God loves me."

Thank God for His love for us, so undeserving creatures we are. Thank God for reminders such as these blog post to remind us of God's love for us!